PSG ‘to finalize the sacking of boss Mauricio Pochettino in the coming days’ as former Monaco adviser Luis Campos prepares to replace outgoing director Leonardo
- PSG are reportedly set to sack manager Mauricio Pochettino in the coming days
- The former Tottenham boss has one year remaining on his contract in France
- Former AS Monaco advisor Luis Campos is set to replace director Leonardo
- Boss Pochettino, however, recently revealed his desire to stay at the Parisians
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly finalizing the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino in the coming days and announce the departure of director of Leonardo, as they begin to make changes.
The former Tottenham boss is under contract with the French outfit until the end of next season, but speculation surrounding his future has been mounting for months, after the French giants disappointing exit from the Champions League.
Despite winning the Ligue 1 league title, It has been reported that just one more meeting is needed for PSG to make an official decision on the Argentine’s future at the club.
PSG are reportedly finalizing the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino in the coming days
The French giants will also announce the departure of director Leonardo (pictured, center)
These claims have been made by well-respected football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, while he also stated that Luis Campos, the former sports adviser of AS Monaco and Lille OSC will join PSG to replace outgoing Leonardo.
He tweeted: ‘Paris Saint-Germain are oriented to sacking Mauricio Pochettino in the coming days.
‘One more meeting is needed to make an official decision – it will take place once Nasser Al Khelaifi’s back.
‘Leonardo’s departure will be announced very soon, with Campos set to join PSG.’
Former sports adviser of AS Monaco and Lille OSC will join PSG to replace outgoing Leonardo
Pochettino, however, recently revealed he wants to stay at the club as the challenges ahead ‘motivate any coach’.
Speaking to Spanish radio show ‘El Partidazo de COPE’, the 50-year-old said: ‘Before I said [that I want to stay] 100 percent here.
‘Today I say 100 percent here [too]. I have one more year left on my contract. The challenges are there and it motivates any coach.
‘Of course I want to continue, 100 percent. PSG are a club with ambition. The big disappointment is the Champions League [elimination] because of the desire of the people. ‘
Argentine Pochettino, however, has recently revealed his desire to stay with the French giants
It was also recently reported that star forward Kylian Mbappe reportedly wants to see 14 people leave the French side this summer in a mass cull – including manager Pochettino and fellow forward Neymar.
The 23-year-old recently committed his future to the club by snubbing Real Madrid to sign a new three-year deal worth £ 650,000-a-week with the French giants.
As part of the lucrative deal it is believed that the Frenchman has been given more power behind the scenes and he could be set to start pulling the strings in the transfer window, something he now denies.
PSG star Kylian Mbappe (right) reportedly wants to see 14 names leave the club in summer
However, the forward has taken to Twitter to deny those reports that he is calling for an exodus
It’s claimed that World Cup winner wants a mass clear out of talent – including coaching staff and players – with as many as 14 people’s jobs at risk, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Neymar and manager Mauricio Pochettino are said to headline the star forward’s list.
Mbappe is also said to want to ax key members of the squad such as Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes and Thilo Kehrer.
Meanwhile, Danilo Pereira, Layvin Kurzawa, Pablo Sarabia, Juan Bernat, Colin Dagba and Sergio Rico are also thought to be in his firing line.
However, taking to Twitter on Thursday night the forward rebuffed those reports as ‘FAKE’.
Neymar (right) and manager Pochettino (left) are said to headline the forward’s list