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Mauricio Pochettino could replace Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain 

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Mauricio Pochettino could find the prospect of replacing Thomas Tuchel as Paris Saint-Germain boss ‘very interesting’, according to reports. 

The former Tottenham manager is still without a club having parted company with the Premier League side last year, with the Argentine biding his time for the perfect project.

Both Real Madrid and Manchester United have both been linked with the 48-year-old, with Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both in uncertain positions at the helms of their respective clubs. 

Mauricio Pochettino could take over from Thomas Tuchel in charge at Paris Saint-Germain

Mauricio Pochettino could take over from Thomas Tuchel in charge at Paris Saint-Germain

However, it is another of Europe’s top managers that appears closer to the brink, and could free up a position that would tug at the heartstrings of Pochettino. 

Thomas Tuchel has endured a difficult start to his third season in charge at the Parc des Princes, and could find himself out of a job before the end of the year.

Victory over Manchester United on Wednesday night went some way to giving the German breathing space, but failure to turn that win into qualification for the latter stages of the Champions League could prove curtains for the former Borussia Dortmund boss. 

And if the role were to become available, French football expert Julien Laurens reckons Pochettino would find it hard to turn it down. 

Tuchel is under pressure in France, with Champions League knockout football not secured

Tuchel is under pressure in France, with Champions League knockout football not secured

‘Pochettino has been very clever in the way that he’s waiting,’ he told talkSPORT.  ‘He could have gone back to management very early on but he waited. He really wanted to get the right project and the right club.

‘Real Madrid would be interesting for him, we know how close he is to Florentino Perez.

‘But he has really good ties with PSG, he was their player, their captain, and he loves Paris as a city and a football club.

‘That could be very interesting , I think it’s a very attractive club for any manager.

‘I think Manchester United is still in the back of his mind, because maybe Ole Gunnar Solkskjaer has lasted longer than all of us expected, but certainly he [Pochettino] would be high on their list.’

PSG recorded an important victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening as they won 3-1

PSG recorded an important victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening as they won 3-1

Pochettino enjoyed a successful spell at Paris Saint-Germain and has a fondness for the city

Pochettino enjoyed a successful spell at Paris Saint-Germain and has a fondness for the city 

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