A rumor already announces Mauricio Pochettino on departure. The PSG coach might not make old bones on the Parisian bench. The Argentine has just given the signal of an inevitable ouster.
PSG transfer window: Mauricio Pochettino sits on an ejection seat
Although he played an important role in the transfer of Lionel Messi towards PSG, Mauricio Pochettino has just committed an odd that could permanently compromise his future on the Parisian bench. The same Leo Messi that he convinced to join Paris Saint-Germain could be the cause of his departure.
Indeed, the technician of the capital club took the risk of replacing Lionel Messi in the 76th minute during the 6th day of Ligue 1 against OL. The former Tottenham coach preferred to throw Hakimi, a defensive midfielder, instead of the offensive player.
The problem with this choice is that it does not please the former Blaugrana at all who did not hesitate to make it clear when leaving the lawn. The black look thrown by La Pulga at his compatriot spoke volumes about his perception of the situation. Explaining himself after the meeting, the Argentine coach said :
“…Decisions are made for the good of the team, sometimes it works in the past not, sometimes it pleases, at times not. But that’s what we’re here for on the bench. »
Everyone saw that this decision strongly annoyed Messi. Commenting on the reaction of the Pulga, the 49-year-old coach said : “I just asked him how he was, he told me he was fine. » “Good ?”This is not what the former Barcelona player showed after his recall to the substitutes’ bench. While still running behind his first goal under the colors of the jersey of Paris SG, this decision of his coach makes his debut look like a failure.
The coach of Paris SG puts Messi back
Across the Channel, Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi’s lifelong rival, has just scored his third goal in two games. The Portuguese opened the scoring with a goal in the 35th minute before Lingard, at the very end of the match, came to paralyze the players of West Ham United. This success of the former Madrid will further encourage comparisons with Messi, who is not helped by this decision of Pochettino while PSG and OL were at 1 goal everywhere.
Icardi, coming on in place of Di Maria, broke the deadlock for Paris by scoring the second and final goal for the Capital team. Inevitably, Lionel Messi should not let pass this bad move of his coach who makes him pass for the weak link of the Messi-Neymar-Mbappé trident. And since what La Pulga represents in the PSG brand development strategy is immense, Leonardo, anxious to preserve his new star from frustrations, could quickly consider a departure from the coach.
The name of Zinedine Zidane in the heads in Doha
The name of Zinedine Zidane, strongly desired on the bench by Qatari dignitaries, owners of Paris Saint-Germain, could actually return in the rumors circulating on the banks of the Seine. The Spanish media Iusport, recently reported that “Zidane is one of the candidates to occupy one of the most coveted benches of any coach. The Paris Saint Germain”.
The former glory of French football would find at Paris SG a certain Sergio Ramos, pillar of his team at Real Madrid. Between the big doubt born of the draw between Paris and Brugge (1-1) and the difficulties of the Parisian club to shine against Lyon, in Ligue 1, it does not help to perpetuate the presence of the Argentine coach on the Parisian bench. Add to this the incipient tensions with Messi and you find a coach weakened more than ever on the start.