French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have announced that the club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino has extended the contract that keeps him in Paris for another two-year till 2023.
The Argentine coach was roped in by the club in January 2021 after PSG sacked Thomas Tuchel. The former Spurs manager penned down a deal with the club till 2022 earlier this year but now it’s official that Pochettino will stay for two more years.
PSG have had a busy transfer window this summer as they have roped in many players which includes Giorgio Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos, and Gianluigi Donorrumma on a free transfer and Achraf Hakimi for €70 million which is a record fee for a full back.
PSG also announced the contract extension of the star player Neymar Jr until 2026 a few months ago.
Pochettino has also served as the PSG captain from 2001 to 2003 and said “I’m really very happy, for myself and also for my staff. It’s very important for us to feel the confidence of the club and we will give our maximum so that the supporters are proud of Paris Saint-Germain.”
Pochettino started his managerial career with the Spanish side Espanyol in 2009. In 2013, Pochettino made his way into the English Premier League after accepting the managerial job at Southampton which earned him a move to Tottenham Hotspur in 2014. Pochettino proved to be one of the best managers in the Premier League and under him, Spurs reached the 2019 final of the UEFA Champions League for the very first time in the club’s history.
Despite getting appointed during the second half of last season, PSG still managed to win the French Cup under Pochettino but they were unsuccessful in retaining the Ligue 1 title and lost it to Lille. They also reached the Champions League semi-finals but lost against Manchester City.
After a string of new signings, PSG would be hoping for redemption in France and also in Europe. They have the potential and zeal in their squad to win the Champions League next year.