Paris Saint-Germain have announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager on a contract which runs until 2022.
“I am really happy & honoured,” Pochettino said. “I would like to thank the club’s management for their trust.
“As you know, this club has always held a special place in my heart. I have wonderful memories. I return to the club today with a lot of ambition & humility.”
PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi addedL “We are very pleased to welcome Mauricio Pochettino as first team coach. I am proud to see our former captain returning to Paris Saint-Germain, as the club has always remained his home.
“The return of Mauricio fits perfectly with our ambitions and it will be another exciting chapter for the club and one I am positive the fans will enjoy. With the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint-Germain is committed to continue to build and move the club forward over the coming years.”
Sources told ESPN that he had been in negotiations with the French champions for a fortnight before his appointment.
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— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) January 2, 2021
The Argentine spent two years of his playing career at PSG, where he won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2001.