Less than two weeks before the end of the French Championship, Paris Saint-Germain, who have already recovered their league title, have not yet decided anything for next season. In addition to the future of Kylian Mbappé, whose visit to the center of Madrid caused a lot of talk on Monday, that of Mauricio Pochettino seems even more uncertain. Beaten in the final of the Trophée des Champions against Lille, eliminated prematurely in the Coupe de France and the Champions League, the Argentinian technician saved his season by winning Ligue 1… but that is no longer enough. And the shadow of Zinedine Zidane still hangs over the Parc des Princes.
According to information from The Team, the Argentinian would have lost a certain coast after his failure at the head of the Parisian club, which had nevertheless bet big on the 2021-22 season, with XXL recruitment. However, he would have a big coast in Spain. Indeed, Athletic Bilbao, eighth, and not sure of being in the European Cup next season, would have checked his name to replace Marcelino, who will be free of any contract at the end of the current season.
Contacts made with Mauricio Pochettino
Moreover, the current Leones boss would end his relationship with the club once the current season is over. On the Bilbao bench since 2021, he would now come to the end of a cycle, according to the Spanish press. In this sense, contacts would then have already been made between the management of the Basque club and the entourage of the Parisian coach. After Espanyol Barcelona (2009-2012), he could therefore return to Spain in one of the most popular clubs in Spain, even if it remains at a much lower level than the previous clubs where he was quoted.
Indeed, Mauricio Pochettino has long been mentioned at the head of Manchester United, even to replace Ralf Rangnick, but it was ultimately Erik ten Hag who was chosen. A return to Tottenham was also mentioned, but Antonio Conte should ultimately stay. Finally, Carlo Ancelotti’s excellent season at Real Madrid has put an end to speculation about the merengue club’s bench. Mauricio Pochettino could then follow a similar fate to that of Unai Emery, who took charge of Villarreal after disappointing results at PSG and then at Arsenal.