The 47-year-old German technician is officially sacked on Tuesday, two and a half years after his arrival on the Paris bench.
It was expected, it’s official. Two and a half years after his arrival, in the 2018 offseason, Thomas Tuchel was fired by Paris Saint-Germain. Various sources reported that the 47-year-old German technician was notified of the end of his mission at the head of the capital club last Wednesday, after the victory against Strasbourg (4-0). In the hours preceding the meeting, the German media Sport1 relayed the words of said Tuchel, in which he criticized the Parisian context and in hollow, the club. The last straw, after a complicated first part of the season in the Champions League and Ligue 1? The candidates for his succession having been received in Doha in the fall, it is not even certain …
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The news is in any case confirmed on Tuesday. “After an in-depth analysis of its sporting situation, Paris Saint-Germain made the decision to terminate Thomas Tuchel’s contract,” one explains. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said in a statement: “I would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his staff for everything they have brought to the Club. Thomas has put a lot of energy and passion into his work, and of course we will remember the good times we shared together. I wish him the best for his future. ”
Six trophies and a Champions League final
Former coach of Mainz and Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel took over from Unai Emery in 2018. In 127 matches under his leadership, PSG has won 95 wins, 12 draws and 20 losses (342 goals scored, 109 goals conceded). The Bavarian leaves the capital with, to his list, two French Championships (2019, 2020), a French Cup (2020), a League Cup (2020) and two Champions Trophies (2018, 2019), not to mention the epic until the final of the Champions League last August, a first in the history of the club. From German sources, it could rebound quickly, perhaps in England. In any case, Mauricio Pochettino (48 years old) will succeed him in Paris.
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