Paris Saint-Germain

Antonio Conte 'offers himself' to PSG with Mauricio Pochettino set to leave

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Pochettino's time in Paris seems to be at an end
Pochettino's time in Paris seems to be at an end / David Ramos & Sebastian Frej/MB Media - GettyImages
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Mauricio Pochettino is set to depart Paris Saint-Germain just one day after he guided his side to the Ligue 1 title, with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte said to have offered himself to the club as a replacement.

As 90min reported last month, Pochettino had been expected to leave Paris at the end of the season. PSG, once again fell short in Europe this term, crashing out in the round of 16 following a horrific second-leg collapse against Real Madrid.

However, according to Le Parisien, the Argentine will instead be removed as manager 'immediately.' Both the club and Pochettino are unhappy and they see no reason to continue with him at the helm.

PSG have just four games left this season, having sewn up the Ligue 1 title with a 1-1 draw against Lens on Saturday.

90min understands that Pochettino had long since accepted that once domestic glory was confirmed he would depart the club.

The report in France also claims that PSG have already been approach by a potential Pochettino successor, Conte.

He is currently engaged in a tense Premier League top-four battle with Tottenham, whom he took charge of back in November. However, there have been rumblings that he is not happy with the board's lack of ambition.

Conte is said to have 'offered himself' up to PSG on a two-year basis initially, in a move that would send shockwaves through European football.

90min understands that despite Conte's apparent interest, former Real manager Zinedine Zidane is the favourite to replace to Pochettino in the hot seat. The club believe he is coming and are just waiting on confirmation.


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