- Mauricio Pochettino has finally reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain to terminate his contract early this summer
- The Argentine manager guided PSG to the French Ligue 1 title last season but the club’s hierarchy were unimpressed with the club’s ouster from the Champions League
- PSG is now set to Pochettino resign from his position as head coach of the French champions with Christophe Galtier touted as his replacement
Mauricio Pochettino is set for a huge payday after getting his contract terminated one year early by Paris Saint-Germain after both parties finally reached an agreement on his compensation fee.
PSG and Pochettino had hit a roadblock during negotiations over the terms of his disengagement when the 50-year-old manager demanded his full compensation package worth €17million.
According to a report via Marca, the French giants have agreed on a compensation package of €10million with the Argentine who will now step down as head coach of PSG.
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Pochettino guided PSG to the 2021/22 Ligue 1 title but the club’s chiefs were eager to replace the 50-year-old manager after the Parisians’ disappointing campaign in the UEFA Champions League after they were knocked out in the round of 16 by Real Madrid.
Christophe Galtier has already confirmed his departure from Nice and will be the next person to take over the position that Pochettino has left in Paris.
Premier League clubs want Neymar
Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino might not be the only one leaving PSG this summer after it was revealed the French giants also wants to get rid of Brazilian star, Neymar.
English Premier League clubs are already informally checking in with PSG about a potential deal for Neymar although no official negotiations have been opened yet Goal reports.
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Chelsea leads the race currently to sign the Brazilian forward alongside Manchester United who are also interested in presenting an offer to sign the former Barcelona star.
Mauricio Pochettino holds PSG to ransom
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Mauricio Pochettino and PSG are at loggerheads following a disagreement over the Argentine’s payout to leave the French champions this summer.
The former Tottenham manager guided PSG to the Ligue 1 title last season but the club’s chiefs were largely unimpressed with the 50-year-old after an early ouster in the UEFA Champions League.
The French giants have now resolved to let go of Pochettino this summer but must compensate the Argentine a payoff package that totals €15million.
Source: Sports Brief News