Mauricio Pochettino has told Paris Saint-Germain officials that he wants to terminate
his current contract at the club this summer, a year before his contract expires.
The Argentinian took the French giants to the Champions League semi-finals and won
the French Cup after arriving in January.
Although Pochettino did manage to guide PSG to Coupe de France and Trophee des
Champions victories, they also crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of
Manchester City in the semis.
PSG was planning on sticking with Pochettino, and the report claims that the 49-year-old
will accept whatever decision sporting director Leonardo makes.
Pochettino is said to maintain a ‘special affection’ for PSG and would continue in his
post until the end of his deal should that be what the club desire.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are said to be keen on bringing the Argentine back to the
North London, which would come as a shock given that they only relieved him of his
duties in November 2019.
But after the sacking of Jose Mourinho in April, Spurs are said to be willing to offer
Pochettino a long-term deal to return.
However, they will face competition from Real Madrid, who are also in search of a new
manager following Zinedine Zidane’s decision to step down from his role as Madrid boss
– for a second time – earlier this week.
The Spanish giants have identified Pochettino as their top target to replace Zidane on a
wishlist that also includes Antonio Conte and Raul.