PSG draw up nine-man managerial shortlist including Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte

PSG have drawn up a nine-man shortlist to replace boss Mauricio Pochettino
PSG have drawn up a nine-man shortlist to replace boss Mauricio Pochettino / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly drawn up a nine-man shortlist, including Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Tottenham's Antonio Conte to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino has been linked with an exit from PSG, with Manchester United and Real Madrid both interested in the Argentine. PSG were eliminated in the round-of-16 of the Champions League following a 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid.

According to L'Equipe, PSG's shortlist includes Arteta and Conte, while the Ligue 1 giants have been long interested in former Los Blancos' boss Zinedine Zidane.

Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri, Ajax's Erik ten Hag, Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone, Inter's Simone Inzaghi, and Spezia boss Thiago Motta also reported to be on the shortlist.

PSG sit atop the Ligue 1 table, a whopping 15 points clear of Marseille who sit second. The club have come under intense scrutiny following their Champions League exit, with fans booing Lionel Messi and Neymar during Sunday's clash with Bordeaux.

The booing came just a day after fans called for club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to resign as they called for change on the board of directors.

Sporting director Leonardo refused to confirm if Pochettino would be at the club next season. "We shouldn’t throw everything in the bin. We shouldn’t start from scratch after every loss. The objective is to win the Champions League, and until half time we were fine,” Leonardo explained after the defeat to Madrid.

"Pochettino is still part of the project for this season. It’s not the time to think about that.”