Football NewsMauricio Pochettino Poised to be Fired by PSG Hours After Winning Another Ligue 1 Title
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According to sources in France, Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, is poised to be fired less than 24 hours after winning the Ligue 1 title.

PSG was crowned champions after a 1-1 draw with Lens on Saturday, but despite winning the league, Pochettino and his players have been the subject of intense criticism since their Champions League last-16 defeat.

The former Tottenham manager was a candidate to replace Ralf Rangnick as Manchester United manager, but the Red Devils have revealed Erik ten Hag will take over in the summer.

According to Le Parisien, the Ajax manager taking over at Old Trafford has left Pochettino in a precarious position, since he is scheduled to become a free agent this summer. PSG are already negotiating the terms of his departure.

According to the report, Pochettino no longer wants to work for the French giants, and the club does not want the Argentine to be their manager in the future.

PSG will reportedly have to pay £12.6 million to terminate Pochettino and his coaching staff, all of whom have one year left on their contracts.

Pochettino was under even more pressure to perform in the Champions League after signing Barcelona ace Lionel Messi in the summer.

However, he failed to deliver, as they were eliminated in the last-16 by Real Madrid, due to a Karim Benzema masterclass.

According to the French daily, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is open to a two-year deal in Paris.

The Italian has managed to turn the club’s fortunes around and put them back in contention for a Premier League top four finish.

Spurs are now in fifth place, two points behind Arsenal, with five games remaining in the season.

Despite Conte’s rumored interest in the PSG post, Zinedine Zidane, the former Real Madrid manager, is considered to be the favored candidate.

However, whenever Didier Deschamps steps down, Zidane is rumored to be interested in taking over the French national team.