Mauricio Pochettino is set to leave the PSG dugout after the end of the 2021-22 campaign. The season is over and his days will come to an end on June 30. Les Parisiens are searching for a new boss with Zinedine Zidane being the first-choice signing. However, the French legend has reportedly turned down the French capital-based side. Hence, TSportsBD discusses the candidates for the PSG new coach role. Find the list of masterminds who are the possible options to replace the Argentine manager in the Parc Des Princes. Mbappe’s New Contract Salary in PSG Leaked as He Stays.
PSG Next Coach as Zidane Turns Down
The content will feature the list of the probable PSG next coach and also Zizou’s story to snub Khelaifi’s side.
Zidane Snubs PSG?
Telefoot, a football program produced by TF1 Production in France, has revealed that Zidane isn’t gonna be the next PSG boss. According to the popular program, Zizou has already snubbed the Ligue 1 champions. The 49-years-old was part of Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s negotiating strategy to convince Mbappe to sign a new contract and stay. But the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner will not be managing his country’s top club in the 2022-23 season.
However, RMC Sport has reported a piece of contradictory news. According to the French media outlet, Qatari Emir is in direct contact with the former Real Madrid manager. They say a deal is still a long way off. However, Zizou still hasn’t said “No”, which means it still can be possible. RMC also reports that Zidane is still willing to listen to the Qatar Sports Investments-owned club’s proposal.
Meanwhile, various reports say that Zidane is hopeful to be France’s next manager after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Only time can say whether he will sign for his country’s top club or if he grabs his country’s national team managerial role itself replacing his former team captain Didier Deschamps.
Probable PSG Next Coach (Candidates List):
The list of candidates to be the next PSG boss features multiple big names along with some young coaches. Let’s take a look at the options.
|PSG Next Coach Candidate Name||Nationality||Teams Managing Currently|
|Joachim Low||German||Former Germany National Team Coach, Currently Managing No Side|
|Christophe Galtier||French||OGC Nice|
|Roberto Martinez||Spanish||Belgium National Team|
|Antonio Conte||Italian||Tottenham Hotspur|
Will Joachim Low join PSG?
Former Germany national team head coach Joachim Low is currently managing no side. After stepping down as the German boss, Löw has now been enjoying life away from football. However, fans would love to see him in a managerial role soon. And various rumors have linked him with PSG who are searching for a new manager after Pochettino’s departure. Low is the 2014 world cup winning coach with Germany and is a very experienced customer. He will be possibly the best choice if Zidane really does snub the Parisians.
Christophe Galtier surprised by PSG links:
The OGC Nice boss is literally surprised by PSG links. He has turned into a discussed name in French football. After guiding LOSC Lille to the Ligue Un victory in 2020-21, he joined OGC Nice. His new club finished 5th in his inaugural season but he managed to take them to the Coupe de France final, only losing to Nantes in the final. Well, now he is one of the possible candidates to become the next PSG boss.
Is Antonio Conte Linked with PSG?
Former Inter Milan, Chelsea, Juventus, and Italy national soccer team manager Antonio Conte is currently in charge of EPL side Tottenham Hotspur. The Spurs have finished 4th and qualified for the UCL under the Italian’s guidance. However, rumors have linked the 52-years-old with the Ligue Un giants and who knows you might see him in the PSG dugout next season.
Other Candidates to Become the PSG Next Coach:
Among other candidates, there is Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez. The Spanish coach has previously managed Everton, Wigan, and Swansea at the club level. He has also taken the Belgian Red Devils to the WC semifinal in Russia. Let’s see whether he joins the French capital-based side or not.
Current Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui who has previously managed FC Porto, Real Madrid, and the Spanish national team, is also linked with Paris Saint-Germain. Thiago Motta, the young Spezia boss’s name is also rumored as well. However, this option doesn’t look fitting on the high-profile PSG side.
Sporting Director Leonardo’s Future and Probable Replacement:
PSG’s Sporting Director Leonardo Araujo will have to leave the club this summer as the club decided to remove him from the role. It was his 2nd time at PSG in an executive role and he served the role for 3 years in this spell. However, following failures in the desired UCL, more changes were expected in Paris. As a result, Leonardo has to leave. There are a number of options to replace the 52-years-old Brazilian. But among all of those Luis Campos, a 57-years-old Portuguese director is probably the one to take charge of PSG’s sporting director role. EPL 2021-22 All Awards Winners (Golden Boot, POTS & More).