PSG gives Pochettino his support, says no talks with Zidane | Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo insisted that the club did not meet with Zinedine Zidane and remains behind the coach, Mauricio Pochettino.
It’s been a tumultuous week for PSG and Pochettino after Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked Sunday. He has seen United revive their long history interest in Pochettino and he does A little to discourage him, especially when he was in Manchester on Wednesday night for the Champions League match in City, which was his team The team lost 2-1.
PSG’s position has been that Pochettino, who is under contract until June 2023, will not go anywhere during the season, although it has been suggested that a change of situation should be made if Zidane, who has been out of work since his resignation from Real Madrid in May, is willing. to join. them now.
Leonardo tried to draw a line under the ring and restore stability in the club. It was reported in France that Paris Saint-Germain had held talks with Zidane.
“We don’t want Pochettino to leave,” Leonardo said. “He never asked to leave and no club contacted us about it. We have a lot of respect for Zinedine Zidane, for what he has done as a player and coach, but I can tell you very clearly that there is no contact and no meeting has taken place with him. It is ridiculous to imagine that a meeting with Zinedine Zidane could have done in a big hotel in Paris in front of everyone’s eyes.”
United moved to Ralph Rangnick appointed as their interim manager Until the end of the season and Pochettino will be on the permanent job – something he might be interested in.
Pochettino has concerns about aspects of the PSG project, particularly the consistency of its recruitment strategy which he believes is more focused on signing flashy names than building a team that fits his vision. He knew the high expectations he might face but that didn’t make them any easier.
Zidane has been reluctant to land a job mid-season and his links with Marseille – the city in which he was born – make any contact with PSG a problem.