Even if he is still in place, Mauricio Pochettino is well aware that his hours are numbered with PSG. The Argentine will more than likely be replaced before training resumes in a few weeks. And the name of his successor could quickly be known. If the name of Christophe Galtier has leaked in recent days, the Qataris would have returned to the charge to hire Zinédine Zidane. Free since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last year, the Frenchman is the main target of Qatari leaders.
Indeed, according to information from Mundo Deportivo journalist Ramon Fuentes, the former Real Madrid coach will meet with the Emir of Qatar this Saturday. A meeting that could be decisive. For the Spanish journalist, the salary offer made to Zidane would be impossible to refuse. The former glory of the France team could thus become the highest paid coach in the world, better than Pep Guardiola who receives 20 million euros annually at Manchester City. Still in Spain, El Chiringuito columnist Paco Buyo, who has very close ties with Qatari leaders, goes even further, assuring that an agreement has already been reached between Zidane and PSG.
Information that would confirm the words of Daniel Riolo on the After Foot set on RMC Sport this Thursday. The journalist indeed claimed that Zidane would be the future manager of Paris Saint-Germain, reiterating his assertion made last March. This Friday, RMC Sport announced that the two parties were close to an agreement. “Sources inside the club do not deny the discussions but deny any signing of an agreement with Zidane”, writes the French media on its website.
To give some more weight to these rumours, El Chiringuito also claimed that Zidane met Marco Verratti in Ibiza this week. The two men would have exchanged for a good hour. To discuss their future collaboration with PSG? Response in the coming days.
Luis Campos signs for PSG
At the same time, PSG officially announced the arrival of Portuguese Luis Campos as Football Advisor. He will be responsible for organizing the recruitment and performance of the men’s professional team. “I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain, which I consider to be the most ambitious and exciting club in the world of football. We share the same vision, a vision in which I firmly believe, and I am eager to start working to develop the exceptional potential of the Club.” said the Portuguese in the press release from the Parisian club.