In search of a coach to take over from Thomas Tuchel, whose departure at the end of the season seems certain, PSG tried to attract Pep Guardiola.
Leonardo assures us: despite sometimes tense exchanges with Thomas Tuchel, the leaders of the PSG never thought of parting with the German technician. “We never thought of changing coaches. We never called anyone. Afterwards, there are people talking, a lot of people want to come, but the club has never put another coach on the table to replace Tuchel. Now is the time to focus on the goal. we have lots of little problems and now is the time to focus on these problems, ”he recently confided.
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Words that warmed the heart to the person concerned. “It’s always good if the sports director is alongside the coach. It’s good for every coach and therefore for me too, it’s clear. We always work the same way, always close. We give everything every day, ”he said. However, the PSG coach does not have any illusions about his future in Paris. “When a coach enters his last year of contract and no discussion has yet taken place after what we have achieved, you should not dream,” he recently agreed.
Guardiola was not interested
Parisian leaders are also actively working on his succession. And Mauricio Pochettino, Thiago Motta or Massimiliano Allegri, whose names have come up with insistence for several weeks, are not the only coaches on their shelves. According to the Times and journalist Guillem Ballague, who knows the Spanish technician very well, PSG would indeed be among the many clubs that have tried to attract Pep Guardiola, likely to be free next June. An attempt that was unsuccessful.
The coach of Manchester city did not want to hear anything, convinced of being able to continue the adventure with the Mancunian club. And despite repeated failures in the Champions League and the loss of their league title last spring, the Catalan technician has seen it right since the leaders of the Skyblues have announced the extension of his contract for two more seasons. To the chagrin of his courtiers and therefore of PSG.
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