Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that manager Thomas Tuchel has left the club after a poor start to the season.
Five days later, the reigning Ligue 1 champions released a statement confirming that Tuchel, 47, has had his contract terminated.
“I would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his staff for all they have contributed to the club,” club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said in the statement. “Thomas has put a lot of energy and passion into the job, and we will of course remember the good moments we shared together. I wish him all the best for the future.”
Sources told ESPN that PSG have been in negotiations with Pochettino for two weeks after Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo were concerned about the team’s playing style.
The announcement comes four months after Tuchel led the club to their first Champions League final, where they lost to Bayern Munich in Lisbon.
Tuchel was appointed on a two-year contract in 2018, replacing Unai Emery, and won the Ligue 1 title in his first season before claiming a domestic Treble in his second as well as reaching the Champions League final.