Relations: Pochettino leaves Saint-Germain and Conte is the alternative

BERLIN: I media said today, Monday, that Mauricio Pochettino’s days as Paris Saint-Germain manager are over, even as he led the team to their tenth French league title. According to the French newspaper “Le Parisien”, there is the possibility that Antonio Conte will take over the leadership of the team, succeeding Pochettino. Pochettino took over the helm of Paris Saint-Germain in January 2021 with a contract that extends to 2023, but the ambitious club he failed to win the Champions League once again, and also came out of the French Cup empty-handed. The newspaper reported that Paris Saint-Germain officials have already decided on Pochettino’s departure. The newspaper added that Zinedine Zidane is the preferred candidate for the management of Saint-Germain, but the former French national team player and former Real Madrid manager is in waiting to coach the French national team in the event in which Didier Deschamps decided to leave the team after the World Cup. competitions, which will be held throughout the year. It is reported that Conte has a contract with Tottenham Hotspur, who are fighting for one of the top four qualifiers for the Champions League. And “Le Parisien” also stated that Leonardo’s survival in his position as the team’s sporting director is no longer guaranteed, especially as the name of Arsene Wenger, former Arsenal manager, has been cited as a possible alternative. (Dpa)