Mauricio Pochettino: Mauricio Pochettino has been named head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, succeeding Thomas Tuchel on a one-and-a-half-year contract at the Parc des Princes. The Argentine midfielder made more than 150 appearances for his country and won two titles with Tottenham Hotspur before moving to France in June 2014.
He will be assisted by Patrick Vieira as assistant coach and Emanuel Pettersson as fitness coach. The club's director of football, Laurent Blanc, will also work with Pochettino as a consultant.
"I am very happy that the board has chosen me along with Patrick Vieira as the future manager of Paris Saint-Germain," said Pochettino. "I would like to thank them both for their support during this process. I am excited about this new challenge and look forward to working with such great players as well as working with my friend Laurent again."
Pochettino turned down the opportunity to manage Bayern Munich earlier this year and was then linked with the posts at Manchester City and Chelsea but ended up accepting the offer from Paris Saint-Germain. City had initially approached Pochettino about taking over from Pep Guardiola but he was unwilling to leave Spurs at such a late stage of the season.
Tecnicos de Paris/Paris Saint-Germain Football Club The Paris Saint-Germain Football Club has had 30 managers, with 16 of them winning at least one title. Mauricio Pochettino, an Argentine coach, is the current manager. He replaced Laurent Blanc in the summer of 2016 after he left to take over France.
The club was founded in 1970 by a group of investors from Paris who named the team after its principal location: Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The original name came from a combination of the names of two other football clubs that used to play in the capital: Paris St-Germain and Paris Racing. The original shareholders included French citizens and foreign investors; among the latter were Argentine Jorge Bernardo Guell and Brazilian Leonardo Moura. They hired Jules Rimet as their first president.
In its first decade, the club mostly played in the second division. Its best result was reaching the final of the 1976 European Cup, where it lost 2-0 to Valencia. That same year, it won its first trophy when it defeated Rennes in the French championship final. In 1977, it finally achieved promotion to Ligue 1 after ending up as champions of France's Division 1.
Chelsea appointed Thomas Tuchel as the new head coach, succeeding Frank Lampard, who was sacked by the club on Monday following an 18-month tenure. Tuchel won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles with Paris Saint-Germain and previously led Borussia Dortmund. Designed with Sketch Thomas Tuchel has been named Chelsea's next head coach. He will be introduced to the media at a press conference on Tuesday.
Tuchel, 48, has signed a three-year contract with Chelsea. The German has experience in European football having led Dortmund to the UEFA Champions League final in 2016 before being knocked out by Juventus. He also had a successful stint with France from 2011-17, leading them to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup before being fired.
He was one of the front runners for the Chelsea job before it was announced Lampard would be leaving the club at the end of the season. It is believed that he took over as head coach at Paris Saint-Germain last summer only to be replaced by Lucien Favre after just one game due to poor results without any trophies to show for his work. He returned to Dortmund where he managed to lead them to the Bundesliga title last year.
It is hoped that his experience will help Chelsea avoid another disappointing season under Lampard. The English manager came into management after a stellar playing career during which he made more than 250 appearances for Chelsea between 1996-2009 before moving onto New York City FC.
Chelsea's next manager is Thomas Tuchel, a former PSG manager. The 47-year-old is now charged with resurrecting a team that appears to be lacking in both leadership and confidence. Tuchel will also have to replace fan favorite Lampard, who returned to Chelsea as head coach in July 2019 after a successful debut season with the London club.
Lampard retired at the end of the 2018-19 season, having spent his entire career with Chelsea. The English midfielder made 557 appearances during 12 years with the club, scoring 100 goals. He won two Premier Leagues, one FA Cup and one Champions League title with the west Londoners.
After Lampard's retirement was announced, new Chelsea owner Morriss Kay Bee said the club would look for a new manager they can "all get behind". This seems like an indication that Lampard does not have the authority to hire staff members or make key decisions about the team without consulting his boss first.
In any case, it is clear from Kay Bee's statement that someone else is going to be calling the shots at Stamford Bridge this season. That person is expected to be Tuchel, who has been hired along with three other coaches. They are Gian Piero Gasperini, who will be responsible for preparing the team for matches in Europe; Sarunas Marciulionis, who will be in charge of youth development; and Chris Woodward, who will be in charge of fitness.