The day after the coronation of Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel in the Champions League, Leonardo, sports director of PSG, spoke on this subject at the microphone of Canal +. For him, it does not change the dismissal of the German coach at Christmas. “It’s football, it’s normal,” he said.
Five months after dismissing him from his functions as coach of Paris Saint-Germain, Leonardo found himself on Sunday evening on Canal +, live from Groupama Stadium where the Parisian women’s team was playing a decisive shock, commenting on the victory of Thomas Tuchel with Chelsea in the Champions League final (1-0 the day before against Manchester City). Faced with this snub of history, the sports director of the club of the capital put into perspective.
“It’s football, it’s normal. These are things that are happening (sic)”, said Leonardo first, also claiming to be “happy to see a coach passed by PSG” winning the biggest competition European.
“Silva, that’s great too”
“There are cycles in a club,” he also said, as if to defend himself for having chosen to separate from Thomas Tuchel. “Thiago Silva, it’s also very good,” added the Brazilian leader, who had chosen last summer to let the experienced central defender leave at the end of the contract.
“It’s football”, summarized Leonardo, who prefers to insist on the “positive” season of Paris Saint-Germain, despite the title of champion of France lost to the benefit of Losc. “If we look at what we did, I’m happy”, he concluded, without failing to stress the “difficulties” linked to the previous summer transfer window and to the coronavirus pandemic which altered the start of team season.