Mauricio Pochettino to be replaced by Antonio Conte at PSG, reports claim 2 months ago

Mauricio Pochettino to be replaced by Antonio Conte at PSG, reports claim

PSG are reportedly set to part ways with Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly on the brink of parting ways with Mauricio Pochettino, with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte said to be posed to replace him as the new PSG manager.

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PSG reclaimed the Ligue 1 title over the weekend after a 1-1 draw at home to Lens - a result which was met with boos by some of the supporters inside the Parc des Princes.

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Champions League failure could cost Pochettino his job.

Despite the league win, the Qatar-owned club's latest Champions League failure - this time at the hands of Real Madrid - has sparked an angry reaction from supporters, who have directed their frustration at the likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi in recent weeks.

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Pochettino's failure to steer them beyond the last 16 stage of European football's premier cup competition appears to be a significant factor in PSG's reported decision to relieve him of his duties.

Pochettino to leave PSG 'imminently'

According to Le Parisien (via GFFN ), the former Tottenham boss will be removed by PSG 'imminently', with the Argentine open to departing the club he also represented during his playing days.

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Conte is said to be willing to step into the void on a two-year deal, but Zinedine Zidane is believed to be the preferred choice to become their next boss.

Zidane has been out of work since his second spell as manager of Real Madrid. He is, however, thought to be keen on replacing Didier Deschamps as manager of the French national team after this year's World Cup, which could open the door to Conte.

Conte moving to Paris would open up the possibility of a sensational return to Spurs for Pochettino. Reports earlier in the season claimed he was open to the idea of coming back to north London and, having been overlooked for the Manchester United job, the stars could now be aligning.

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