Official: PSG confirm Mauricio Pochettino’s departure, identify likely successor

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has confirmed Mauricio Pochettino’s exit from the club.

Earlier this month, the Parisians reportedly decided to part ways with the Frenchman by mutual consent.

Despite leading PSG to Ligue 1 glory last season, Pochettino came under pressure when his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the Round-of-16.

Club officials are still waiting for their first Champions League title, but they do not believe that the former Spurs boss will be the person to deliver it.

And as a result, they already have his replacement lined up.

Al-Khelaifi has revealed that the club’s top target is Nice manager Christophe Galtier.

In an interview with Le Parisien, he said: “We have a shortlist of coaches, we are in talks with Nice, this is not a secret.”

The two clubs have reportedly been in talks for the past few days and a deal will likely be struck this week.

Galtier joined Nice at the beginning of last season shortly after leading Lille to the Ligue 1 title.

While he is the priority for PSG, the club have also considered Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho as potential alternatives.

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