In a press conference this Saturday, following his team’s 4-0 win over Montpellier, Mauricio Pochettino said he was probably going to see its president, Nasser El-Khelai, to talk about his future. PSG is currently in Qatar for a mini-internship.
With PSG under contract until June 2023, Mauricio Pochettino is not guaranteed to remain on the Paris bench next season. Despite France’s champion title being widely received, Argentina’s technicians will not be able to remove many elements of their balance sheet, including a setback in the Champions League.
After his team’s victory (4–0) on the ground in Montpellier, Mauricio Pochettino discussed his future: “There is no doubt that I should see the president (Nasir al-Khelafy, editor’s note) in Qatar. We Will definitely see each other. But to be clear, our meetings are always planned by our superiors.”
As a reminder, PSG flew to Qatar this Saturday evening to complete a two-day mini-internship. Having arrived at the end of 2020 to replace Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino has had to deal with a flurry of PSG ultras in recent weeks, whose anger has been clearly displayed since the surprise defeat against Real Madrid.
“The main request of a club like PSG is to win the Champions League”
Recently, Mauricio Pochettino has also been criticized for managing young players who will not play enough at the end of the season. Xavi Simmons, Edouard Michut and Zidi Gassama had a chance to play in the second half this Saturday. “We talked a lot about the topic of young people. Playing five minutes at a club like PSG is a big experience for a young man. Our staff wants to support these young people, but sometimes we Let’s talk very lightly about certain topics. The main request of a club like PSG is to win the Champions League.”
It remains to be seen whether Mauricio Pochettino appears to be the right person in the eyes of its leaders to allow PSG to achieve this European objective. Lionel Messi and his teammates will end their season with Metz’s welcome at the Parc des Princes next Saturday.