The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) seems to have yet to find the game that fans were hoping for when they noticed that Lionel messi He would join the galactic team in which are Ángel Di María, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Marco Verrati, Mauro Icardi, Sergio Ramos, Keylor Navas and several figures. Therefore, when the end of the first half of the season approaches, the press seems to anticipate what could happen in 2022, because all the criticism points to the coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine has a contract until 2023 with the French team, but since last weekend the British tabloids point to him as the one chosen by the leadership of the Manchester United to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Those same newspapers maintain that the English club is willing to wait for him until the end of the current campaign, information that has made noise in the Parque de los Príncipes, from where a plan would have been started in case his departure is specified.
The place Le Parisien published this Thursday that there were “non-casual” contacts between Zinedine Zidane and some club authorities, although he did not detail anything else about that dialogue. In the article in question it is asserted that the former Real Madrid, who is currently without a contract, “prefers not to miss the opportunity of a great club”, although he is also tempted to take the reins of the France team, if he offer comes to him.
Likewise, the central editor of the French portal, Frédéric Michel, wrote a fierce editorial in which he anticipated that PSG will not miss the chance to hire him: “This summer the opportunity to hire Lionel Messi presented itself, the capital club did not hesitate for a single second. The same will happen with Zidane, on the market since this summer”. With that, he anticipates that the movement would be made at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
In this text it is recalled that Zizou he won no less than three Champions League in a row with Real Madrid and that the current coach never conquered an international tournament: “Mauricio Pochettino will not blame us, but PSG will always find candidates to accumulate French championship titles and other national cups.. Win the Holy Grail it is something else and he has one last step to climb. With Zinedine Zidane safer than with any other coach”.
In addition, the French coach is described as “the right one” for a club that has a star-studded dressing room and also suffers constant pressure from the leadership itself, obsessed with winning the European trophy. In turn, his arrival could serve to retain Kylian Mabppé, whose bond expires in June 2022 and has not yet been renewed.
For his part, Pochettino spoke on Tuesday about his future and ruled out a team change: “I’m happy in Paris. I know the city well both as a player and as a coach, I have always lived these kinds of situations. Things happen and it is not my responsibility. What I’m going to say if you ask me is that I’m happy in Paris “. But with this, the former Tottenham manager did not deny Manchester United’s interest, so he was asked again on Wednesday after his team’s defeat against City for the Champions League: “We are focused on doing the best for our team. ”.