Mauricio Pochettino signs contract extension at Paris-Saint Germain; set to stay as coach till 2023

Mauricio Pochettino will be expected to lead Paris Saint Germain to their first ever Champions League title this season.

Mauricio Pochettino signs contract

Paris-Saint Germain have tied down their manager, Mauricio Pochettino for 2 more years as the Argentine signed a contract extension at the Ligue 1 club. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager, took over as Paris-Saint Germain boss in December 2020 and has now signed an extension for 1 year.

The Argentine led Paris to a semi-final finish in last years’ Champions League, where they were defeated by English opposition in Manchester City and he also won the French Cup in his maiden season at helm. However, he failed to lead them to the Ligue 1 title as they finished second behind Lille.

Mauricio Pochettino lifted the French Cup in his maiden season but failed to lift the Ligue 1 title

Pochettino lifted his first managerial trophy at PSG - FirstSportz
Pochettino lifted his first managerial trophy at PSG

“I’m really very happy, for myself and also for my staff,” Mauricio Pochettino told PSG’s official website.

“It’s very important for us to feel the confidence of the club and we will give our maximum so that the supporters are proud of Paris Saint-Germain. That’s why we will try and reach our objectives all together, as one. Twenty years ago I was captain of this club and today I am the coach… It’s a dream come true.”

The manager, will have a huge squad at his disposal this year, and a star-studded one as well, after Paris Saint Germain announced the signings of Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Wijnaldum earlier this summer.

The pressure would be huge on the coach this year, as with such a squad at his disposal, the owners would want to aim lifting their maiden Champions League title this year.

Chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said he is excited about the club’s future after tying the ex-PSG midfielder down to a new deal.

“We are delighted that Mauricio has reaffirmed his commitment to the Paris Saint-Germain family,” he said.

“Having also captained the team 20 years ago, he understands the club values, ambition and vision for the future. With Mauricio’s leadership, we’re excited and confident about what the future holds.”

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