Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Mbappé, Leonardo … Zidane at the origin of a revolution in the QSI project?

Posted on November 25, 2021 at 6.30 p.m. by Bernard Colas

Far from being convincing at PSG, Mauricio Pochettino could leave the capital before the end of his lease running until the summer of 2023. Enough to encourage the Qataris to move up a gear with Zinedine Zidane, their top priority like you. 'revealed The former Real Madrid manager now seems to be listening to the Parisian arguments, and his arrival would undoubtedly shake up the QSI project.

The liar poker games have started at PSG , and it is not the defeat against Manchester City (2-1) this Wednesday evening in the Champions League which will put an end to the many contradictory rumors. At the center of criticism since his arrival last January, Mauricio Pochettino does nothing to dispel doubts about his future. Asked before the clash against the men of Pep Guardiola , the Argentine timidly responded to the information sending him to the side of Manchester United , who made it their priority to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , before being even more hazardous after the Parisian defeat on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium. Asked by Canal + on the chances of seeing him on the PSG sidelines in spring 2022 for the knockout stages of the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino surprised by his response which was not really one: “Pardon? … (Laughter) Thank you, ciao!” »Relaunched at a press conference, Pochettino was hardly more specific: “The players know our situation. They also know theirs. We live in a business with many rumors. Sometimes they are positive and other times negative. Still, I don't want to talk about these rumors. “According to the British press, the intentions of Mauricio Pochettino are very clear for his future, since the coach of PSG would be willing to join Manchester United now, tired of his Parisian adventure.

The departure of Pochettino is now in tune with the times

On the side of PSG , the versions also diverge for the future of Mauricio Pochettino . If some sources explain that the departure of the Argentine is not expected before the end of the season and that Manchester United have already heard of the intentions of the PSG , others on the contrary report growing doubts internally. A few days ago, revealed to you that the subject was clearly topical within PSG , to the point that several tracks are already topical to replace the former coach of Tottenham , still engaged until 2023. The day after the final defeat against Manchester City , largely domineering, Le Parisien confirms the existence of big doubts in the capital about Mauricio Pochettino , and the vagueness maintained by the latter on his future does not help and would start to annoy management. According to Sky Sports, PSG would in fact be ready to part ways with the Argentinian during the season on two conditions: to obtain financial compensation corresponding to the year and a half of the contract remaining at < strong> Pochettino and have his successor at his disposal. And concerning this last point, the PSG has clear ideas.

A first meeting between PSG and Zidane?

For over a year, has been telling you about the Qataris' desire to attract Zinedine Zidane to PSG , an interest that has not weakened over the months given the situation of Mauricio Pochettino. According to our information released on November 9, Parisian owners are dreaming more than ever of Zinedine Zidane and this trend has been confirmed by several media. PSG benefits from a strong ally in this file in the person of Alain Migliaccio, the main adviser to Zizou , who is pushing internally to convince the former coach of Real Madrid to opt for the Parisian option. A forcing that is bearing fruit since Foot Mercato recently announced that the main interested party was now listening to the arguments of PSG . The Frenchman’s entourage even admitted this Thursday to the Parisian that the “planets are aligned” for an arrival at PSG , thus justifying the rapprochement between the two parties. After a first contact during the summer, Zidane would have spoken again with PSG during the second week of the All Saints holidays at the Royal Monceau, a famous palace from the capital. A meeting attended in particular by Leonardo , sports director of PSG , and Jean-Claude Blanc , general manager of the club, aiming to discuss an arrival next season which could nevertheless be advanced according to the revelations of the Parisian. With his three Champions League successes at the helm of Real Madrid and his glorious player track record, Zinedine Zidane Logically emerges as one of the most respected coaches of the moment, which could turn Paris Saint-Germain upside down.

A cohabitation that would be difficult with Leonardo

According to Foot Mercato, the PSG could initially experience a big upheaval in its organization chart if < strong> Zinedine Zidane ended up saying yes to the club in the capital. And for good reason, the former glory of the Blues would not be excited about the idea of ​​living with Leonardo . Zidane would like to have a free hand to win at PSG , and the track record of the current Parisian sports director with Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino do not really argue in his favor. An element which is not surprising since Zinedine Zidane already wanted to obtain an important role in Real Madrid during his return to 2019 as you explained recently, with the guarantee of obtaining an envelope of 500M € in order to bring his priorities, to the like Kylian Mbappé , Paul Pogba or even N'Golo Kanté . In the end, none of these players came to reinforce the Madrid ranks, which only reinforced the frustration of Zidane during his second visit to Casa Blanca.

Zidane, the decisive factor for Mbappé?

In PSG , Zinedine Zidane could just find Kylian Mbappé , but for how long? The Bondynois is currently in his last year of contract and already seems to have his eyes on Real Madrid for next season. However, the appointment of Zizou leading the first team could be a thunderclap for Mbappé . Although the latter is decided to join one day or another the Real Madrid , Le Parisien explains this Thursday that the PSG would hope to change of his young star with the arrival of Zinedine Zidane . The two men appreciate each other, respect each other and dream of working together one day. The former coach Merengue had also put his own a few months ago by approaching the striker of PSG to convince him to commit to Real Madrid , while Kylian Mbappé has never hidden his admiration for the former tricolor genius: “My idols? I had phases. For starters, when I was a kid it was Zidane. If you're a boy and you're French, your idol is Zidane, ”he admitted in 2019. Zidane 's influence in the locker room, however, would go beyond Kylian Mbappé and would allow the Parisian team to display a new face while the cohabitation between the stars has sometimes seemed difficult under the orders of the previous coaches of the QSI , such would in any case be the hope of PSG with the charismatic French, enough to really launch a new stage of the Qatari project.

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