Friday 25th December 2020
Thanks to ex-trainer Tuchel
Mbappé says what PSG is silent about
The dismissal of coach Thomas Tuchel at Paris St. Germain is not yet officially, because the club bosses are silent. But the French international Kylian Mbappé thanks the coach in an Instagram message – for a "good chapter in the history of the club".
The French top club Paris St. Germain are still silent, but world champion Kylian Mbappé has already said goodbye to coach Thomas Tuchel. "Unfortunately, that's the law of football, but nobody will forget your time here," wrote the 22-year-old on Instagram: "You have written a good chapter in the history of the club and thank you."
One day after PSG's 4-0 win against relegation candidate Racing Strasbourg, the French sports daily "L'Equipe", radio station RMC and "Bild" reported on Thursday that 47-year-old Tuchel had been sacked. The contract of the former Dortmund and Mainz trainer would have run until the middle of next year.
There was no official statement from the club on Christmas Day either. According to the media, sports director Leonardo Tuchel is said to have informed about the move on Christmas Eve. The former Mainz and Dortmund Bundesliga coach Thomas Tuchel took over the post in the French capital for the 2018/19 season. Paris won two championship titles under Tuchel and reached the Champions League final against FC Bayern Munich (0: 1) last season.
Pochettino planned as a successor
In the current season, PSG around the superstars Neymar, Mbappé and Angel di Maria are currently third in Ligue 1, one point behind Olympique Lyon and OSC Lille. Paris will face FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 in February. Then apparently Mauricio Pochettino should run the club. The Argentine had successfully coached the English club Tottenham Hotspur from 2014 to 2019.
The goal of the Qatar owners is to win the Champions League. The decision of the PSG bosses became known one day after a Sport 1 interview with Tuchel was broadcast. Some passages from it are said to have displeased the club, even if, according to "L'Équipe", the club assured internally that it had made the decision beforehand. Tuchel said in the interview that he missed recognition for his work at PSG. "It was missing a game to win the Champions League. And we never had the feeling that we had convinced people now and that they recognize our performance. It sometimes makes you a little sad or angry," he said Coach: "There is definitely extreme expectation here in the club and in the environment. You get the feeling that the appreciation for it – especially in the league – is not there as it is, for example, at Bayern Munich is a bit missing. "
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