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Mauricio Pochettino Is Set To Be Sacked By PSG, Antonio Conte 'Offers' To Replace Him

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Mauricio Pochettino Is Set To Be Sacked By PSG, Antonio Conte 'Offers' To Replace Him

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be sacked by Paris Saint-Germain just hours after winning the Ligue 1 title.

PSG were crowned French champions with four games to spare following a 1-1 draw with Lens on Saturday.

But winning the league title may not be enough to save Pochettino, who has come under intense pressure since PSG were beaten in the last 16 of the Champions League by Real Madrid.

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According to French publication Le Parisien, PSG are planning to sack Pochettino and are currently negotiating the terms of his departure from the Parc des Princes.

The report also claims Pochettino, who was strongly linked with the Manchester United job prior to Erik ten Hag’s appointment at Old Trafford, is keen to leave PSG after less than 18 months in charge.

It is claimed that PSG will need to pay a fee of £12.6m to sack the former Tottenham manager and his coaching staff, who still have one year left remaining on their contracts.

Pochettino is expected to be sacked by PSG (Image: PA)
Pochettino is expected to be sacked by PSG (Image: PA)
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Le Parisien also claim current Spurs boss Antonio Conte has offered himself to PSG and is willing to join the French club on a two-year contract.

Conte joined Tottenham in November on an 18-month contract and has managed to turn the club’s fortunes around, putting them back into contention for a top four spot this season.

Spurs are currently fifth in the league, two points behind bitter rivals Arsenal in fourth – with five games remaining in the season.

While Conte has been linked with PSG, the French club would reportedly prefer to appoint former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, according to The Times.

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Conte has reportedly offered himself to PSG (Image: PA)
Conte has reportedly offered himself to PSG (Image: PA)

Zidane has been without a role since stepping down as manager of Madrid at the end of last season.

Despite the reported interest from PSG, Zidane is said to be keen to take charge of the French national side once current manager Didier Deschamps steps down from the role.

Deschamps’ contract is due to expire after the 2022 World Cup but he has previously said he may continue in the role after the tournament in Qatar.

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Football, Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain

Rory O'Callaghan
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