Mercato | Mercato – PSG: After Leonardo’s announcement, will Zidane land this winter?

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 8:00 am by The editorial staff

While Zinedine Zidane seems like the dream of the Qataris as announced to you on, Leonardo assured this Friday that the arrival of the French to succeed Mauricio Pochettino was not on the agenda. But should we believe the sports director of PSG?

PSG has had a hectic week. Besides the defeat on the lawn of Manchester City (2-1), the situation of Mauricio Pochettino has caused a lot of talk in recent days. While the Premier League would miss the Argentine, the latter appears as the priority of Manchester United to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjær , although Ralf Rangnick should first take the reins of the Mancunian club as an interim. An interest which adds to the doubts of PSG towards its coach, whose future remains uncertain as revealed to you on It must be said that the Qatari staff dreams of attracting Zinedine Zidane , who would no longer close the door on arriving in Paris.

Another hope for Zidane?

But this Friday, Leonardo wanted to make things clear. In remarks given to the AFP, the sporting director of PSG assured that the departure of Mauricio Pochettino was not current, and that the arrival of Zinedine < strong> Zidane was even less so. “We don't want Pochettino to leave. He never asked to leave and no club contacted us in relation to him, explained Leonardo . We have a lot of respect for Zinédine Zidane, which he did as a player and coach, but I can tell you very clearly that there is no contact and that no meeting with him has taken place. “However, are we to believe the Italian-Brazilian? On November 10, 2020, the latter made a similar speech concerning Thomas Tuchel , who was finally sacked a few weeks later. “We never thought about changing Tuchel, we never called anyone. Afterwards, there are people talking, many want to come, but the club has never put another coach on the table to replace him, ”assured Leonardo at that time. In addition, strategic decisions concerning PSG are taken directly from Doha, and the contractual situation of Zinedine Zidane suggests that this file does not may not be closed.

So in your opinion, will Zinedine Zidane land this winter despite the announcement of Leonardo ? To your votes!

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