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PSG sacks Mauricio Pochettino, set to appoint Christophe Galtier

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Paris Saint-Germain have announced the sack of Mauricio Pochettino, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed this on Tuesday ahead of the expected announcement of Christophe Galtier as the Argentine’s successor.

“Paris Saint-Germain confirm that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the club. The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future.” The club said in a statement as the former Tottenham Hotspur coach leaves the Parc des Princes after 18 months in charge.

The departure of Pochettino and his backroom staff came after the club sources confirmed on Monday that Galtier had agreed to become the new coach for two years.

Despite winning Ligue 1 last season, the club’s campaign was better remembered for a disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid.

On Monday, 55-year-old Galtier, who previously led Nice in Ligue 1 was pictured arriving at the club’s offices just outside the capital. A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 2:00 pm (1200 GMT) when Galtier will be formally unveiled.

Galtier, who left Nice last month, has developed a reputation as the leading coach in the French club game over the last decade.

As Saint-Etienne’s manager for eight years, Galtier won the League Cup in 2013 and was crowned Ligue 1 champion with Lille in 2021, winning the title ahead of PSG.

Galtier previously worked with Luis Campos, the Portuguese super scout who is now PSG’s football advisor and who helped build Lille’s winning team.

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