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PSG Chief Leonardo Dismisses Mauricio Pochettino Exit Rumours Amid Links to Real Madrid and Tottenham

Pochettino will be staying put at PSG
Pochettino will be staying put at PSG / John Berry/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has dismissed rumours linking Mauricio Pochettino to vacancies at Real Madrid and Tottenham.

The Argentine has a year left on his contract at the Parc des Princes, but reportedly wants to leave after just four months since being brought in to replace Thomas Tuchel.

Goal reported that Pochettino has informed PSG of his desire to leave the club, but Leonardo has insisted that the 49-year-old will not be leaving any time soon.

When asked by Europe 1 about the speculation surrounding the PSG coach, Leonardo said: “Mauricio Pochettino has two years on his contract with PSG, and we are very happy.”

However, the report also adds that despite expressing his desire to leave, Pochettino will honour the decision made by PSG, and will see out his contract if they expect him to.

Pochettino has been named as the favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane, who announced his decision to leave the Los Blancos after a disappointing season that saw his side get knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea and finish second on the LaLiga table behind eventual winners, Atletico Madrid.

The Argentine is also being linked with a shock return to Tottenham, who reportedly want the Argentine back, and while The Athletic further claim that a number of Spurs players are reportedly excited at the prospect of being united with their former boss, the Argentine left north London on a sour note with club chairman, Daniel Levy, and his return would be a complicated one.