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Thomas Tuchel sacked by PSG

RMC Sport confirm Sky Germany and BILD reporting that Sporting Director Leonardo shockingly sacked German manager Thomas Tuchel last night as the head coach of PSG.

The duo had had a difficult relationship, clashing over transfer policy internally and in the media externally.

Tuchel had another 6 months remaining on his current contract. Max Allegri is the favourite to take over, with Leonardo having been in regular contact with the ex-Juventus man since returning as PSG Sporting Director last year.

Les Parisiens sit 3rd in the Ligue 1 table, just one point off league leaders Lyon.

Speaking in quotes reported yesterday by Sport 1, Tuchel complained about the political nature of his job at PSG:

“To be completely honest, during the first six months, I said to myself: “Am I still a manager or am I a politician in sport, a Minister for Sports? Where is my role as manager in such a club now? I said to myself: I just want to coach. I think that is why I became a coach and that is why I still am, I can find myself anywhere. Anywhere where there is a half-pitch to train and a DVD player to make videos. At its heart, I love the game and I can get this satisfaction in many ways as a manager. Sometimes, it is very easy, sometimes, it is a big challenge, because a club like PSG, has a number of influences in it aside from the focused interest of the team… I only love football. And in a club like this, it is not always just football.”

BILD report that Tuchel is interested in moving to the Premier League as his next step.

 

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