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Pochettino – I never considered leaving Paris Saint-Germain
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Pochettino – I never considered leaving Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he never considered leaving the Ligue 1 giants this summer and was very clear about his future, thereby discarding reports of exit from the Parc des Princes as mere rumors. The Argentine manager was heavily linked with a return to Tottenham Hotspur after the dismissal of his successor Jose Mourinho, especially after PSG lost the Ligue 1 title to Lille. Regardless, the French club made it clear that they were eager to keep their boss amid reports that Spurs would have forced Pochettino's hand to tender his resignation or pay a huge sum to release him from the contract. It's a very funny proposition though, as the Spurs I know would never do that. Pochettino stayed put while Spurs settled for former Wolves boss Nuno Espi...
Tottenham open talks with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino
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Tottenham open talks with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino

This is one speculation that should come as a shocker regardless of if it is true or not. A report has emerged from The Athletic that Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Mauricio Pochettino in a bid to re-hire the Argentine from Paris Saint-Germain. It can be recalled that Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham over a year ago and moved on to join PSG in January as a replacement for Thomas Tuchel who is presently at Chelsea. However, reports suggest that he is unhappy with the club hierarchy and would be open to a move away from the club. READ: Lebouef blasts Fernandes after United lose to Villareal In his short time as PSG boss, they won the French Super Cup and the Coupe de France but were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Manchester City and subsequently lost the ...
PSG didn’t see Lille coming, no one saw them either
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PSG didn’t see Lille coming, no one saw them either

Well, the major surprise of the 2020/21 football season across Europe, in my opinion, came from Ligue 1 champions Lille, who shocked PSG and displaced them from their position as the most elite in French domestic football for the season. I daresay that no one saw this coming, not even Paris Saint-Germain who have been dominating Ligue 1 for a while now. The rich cannot always have what they want, and this was the case of PSG as they lost out on the league title after the race went to the wire and was decided on the final day. PSG didn't start the season on a high and had a series of highs and lows as the seasons went by. Their inconsistencies cost them this season and the aftermath of the last matchday of the season passes the message that they still have rivals who can battle them d...
Mbappe coy about his future with PSG after cup triumph
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Mbappe coy about his future with PSG after cup triumph

Kylian Mbappe refused to talk about his future with Paris Saint-Germain after they triumphed over Monaco in the Coupe de France final with a 2 nil win. The 22-year-old forward was the star of the show as he scored a goal and provided an assist as they sealed another title under new manager Mauricio Pochettino. It can be recalled that Neymar recently put pen to paper at Parc des Princes reportedly worth £26million per year, and PSG will now be looking to strike a new deal with Mbappe. The Frenchman will be out of contract with the club in June 2022 and it is known that he won't be short of suitors with Real Madrid notably one of his major admirers. Regardless, when asked if he would follow in Neymar's footsteps by committing his future to the Ligue 1 giants, he chose to celebrat...
Man City showed that Paris Saint-Germain haven’t come of age
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Man City showed that Paris Saint-Germain haven’t come of age

Manchester City have progressed to the final of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League after beating Paris Saint-Germain 2:0 at the Etihad on Tuesday night and 4:1 on aggregate. The fixture was a potential banana peel for Pep Guardiola and his men as they've not reached the final of the competition since his appointment as Man City boss.  This is one title that has eluded the Citizens under the Spaniard and it was believed that the Ligue 1 giants could give them a run for their money. This is because there was this belief that PSG came of age, especially after they played in last season's final and eliminated the likes of Barcelona and PSG on their way to the semifinal stage of this year's competition. However, this was not the case as they fell short and performed below expectations. ...
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UCL – The battle between PSG and Bayern just got fiercer

Paris Saint-Germain have become a very unpredictable team in recent times and they've been blowing hot and cold whilst at it. The Parisiens beat Bayern Munich 3:2 at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash. The victory is a big one for the Ligue 1 giants as they continue in their quest to win the UCL title for the first time. They reached the final of the competition last season but were beaten by Bayern Munich who claimed the title. Now, Mauricio Pochettino's men will go into the second leg at Parc Des Princes with a major advantage and will be looking to sail past the Bavarian giants on their home turf. Now the question is; Will they eventually prove to be contenders or pretenders? READ: 5:2 defeat could be a one-off, as Mount impr...
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Will PSG replace Barcelona on the world stage?

Au revoir Barcelona It appears the times are changing in the world of football. Fading are the days of Barcelona’s dominance and a new group of teams looks set to replace them. One of those teams is last season’s Champions League runners-up, Paris Saint-Germain. They conquered the Catalan side in impressive fashion with a 4–1 victory at the Nou Camp, followed by a 1–1 draw in Paris. Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show, with a hat-trick in the first leg, along with a successfully converted penalty in the second. Lionel Messi led his Barca side as best as he could by scoring the penalty in the first game, smashing in a long-range strike in the return fixture, before his 2nd penalty of the round was saved by Keylor Navas. Looking at PSG’s Champions League form from last season an...
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PSG’s new Messi wants to join Tuchel at Chelsea

Chelsea may be the dream destination for Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kays Ruiz-Atil, who has been described as the French club's new Lionel Messi.  A report by Foot Mercato suggests that the London club may be working on acquiring the youngster after the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the new boss. It is believed that the teenager has had playing time difficult to come by under new PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and has expressed his desire to play for Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea.  It was the German boss that handed the youngster his first senior team debut at Parc des Princes. Ruiz-Atil has potentials but his uncertain future at the French club is a concern and a meeting between his representatives and Chelsea may take place soon.  The 18-year-old hasn't played any game for th...
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Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia

Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Manchester City center-back Eric Garcia, reports in Spain have revealed. The 20-year-old is in the final six months of his contract with the Citizens and they are open to his departure for a fee of around £4.4million. La Liga giants Barcelona were the overwhelming favorites with Ronald Koeman keen to bring in the defender before the winter transfer window shuts on Monday. However, with the club's elections being delayed, any move may be unlikely this month. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners have now joined the race for the young center-back. It can be recalled that Mikel Arteta played a part in the player's development in his time at Manchester City before leaving to become Arsenal boss in 2019. The report pointed out th...
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Mauricio Pochettino open to Premier League return

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out a return to the Premier League and will decide on his future based on the kind of project that's offered to him by any potential employer regardless of whether they are in the top six or not. The Argentine manager took the North London club to their first-ever UEFA Champions League final last season but was fired last November after a series of poor results. He spent five-and-a-half seasons at Spurs but won no title with the club. Regardless, reports in the British media suggest that the 48-year-old is among the contenders in line to replace Steve Bruce at St James' Park if the proposed Saudi-backed takeover of the club from Mike Ashely materializes. READ: Man United will be a force when the Premier League r...