PSG do not reject Pochettino Real Madrid links: He’s got two years left on his deal

Robin Bairner
PSG do not reject Pochettino Real Madrid links: He’s got two years left on his deal

Mauricio Pochettino’s chances of going to Real Madrid or Tottenham this summer have not been dismissed by Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo, who simply said the head coach has two years left on his deal at Parc des Princes.

Pochettino only arrived at PSG in January as a replacement for the sacked Thomas Tuchel, who subsequently took Chelsea to Champions League glory.

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There are, however, already rumours that the Argentine could be on his way after just a six-month stay with the Ligue 1 side, during which he guided them to the Champions League semi-finals but a second-placed finish in the league. Real Madrid, who saw Zinedine Zidane quit last week, or former club Tottenham have both been seriously discussed.

“I’ll tell you, Mauricio Pochettino has a two-year contract with us and we’re very happy with him,” Leonardo responded when asked by France Bleu about the future of his coach.

Leonardo dodges Pochettino question

PSG do not reject Pochettino Real Madrid links: He’s got two years left on his deal

PSG do not reject Pochettino Real Madrid links: He’s got two years left on his deal

Previously, he had been quizzed by Canal+ on the same subject but dodged the question.

“If you look at the season we’ve been through, it’s very positive,” Leonardo explained. “For the last two years, we won all the national titles and last year we reached the final of the Champions League.

“This season, we reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, won the Coupe de France and finished second in Ligue 1.

“There were teams who maintained a very good level throughout the league. There were four teams fighting for the title in the end and we came second. It can happen.

“Anyone can say it’s an easy league, but it’s only easy if you win all your games! To win the league, you have to be very good and Lille were and won.”

Leonardo, then, has not definitively said that Pochettino will remain with the club, giving fans of both Real Madrid and Tottenham hope that the highly rated coach might be heading their way.