Mercato | Mercato – PSG: The succession of Pochettino dictated by Lionel Messi?

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Posted on November 27, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by TM

Whether with FC Barcelona or Argentina, Lionel Messi has often been criticized for his weight in the manager’s decision. Could he then do the same at PSG while Mauricio Pochettino is in great danger? Reply.

This Friday, for AFP, Leonardo made a huge update in response to all the rumors that have appeared in recent days about Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane . Thus, the sporting director of PSG was clear, a departure of the Argentine, however announced to Manchester United , is not current, while there is no contact made with the former coach of Real Madrid . So this has the merit of being clear. However, the soap opera Pochettino would be far from over and a departure could finally occur at the end of the season. PSG could open the door for the Murphy's native, while looking for a new technician. If Leonardo will then take matters into their own hands if this were the case, could Lionel Messi also get involved in this matter? When he was at FC Barcelona or with the side of Argentina , it was often announced that La Pulga would play an important role in the identity of his future coach. Could Messi then have a role to play regarding the succession of Pochettino ?

“No, Leo does not choose his managers”

On the occasion of his column for Le Parisien, Guillem Balague made a point of clarifying things concerning the role of < strong> Lionel Messi in the decision of the new coach whether in Barcelona or in Argentina . “As the future of the PSG coach is being debated, let’s take the opportunity to challenge one of the most enduring myths of Lionel Messi’s career: No, Leo doesn’t choose his managers. Let me give you some facts to give you an opinion. When Pep Guardiola was chosen to take over Barca, President Laporta asked him to “clean” the dressing room, in order to pass the baton to Lionel Messi who was only 21 years old. Laporta pushed Ronaldinho before telling Jorge Messi that the project would now be built around his son. And that he was going to be able to rely on Guardiola. When the latter decided to leave, Messi tried to hold him back. In vain. His assistant Tito Vilanova took over but his illness tragically cut short his era. Tata Martino has been appointed to replace him. Argentinian and manager of the Newell’s Old Boys, Messi’s home side where he played as a kid, everyone thought he was Leo’s choice… Wrong! They didn't even know each other. Luis Enrique, emblem of Barça, was a thoughtful choice of the leaders. His relationship with Messi was strained at first. Very tense. Then the roles were redefined for the greater good of a team who then won it all. Messi and Luis Enrique parted ways when they hugged each other. Ernesto Valverde had an excellent relationship with Messi and, contrary to popular belief, Leo had suggested he stay in charge despite poor results… He was sacked. One of President Bartomeu's odd decisions that took him further away from the locker room. (…) Before Quique Setién, Xavi Hernández was approached. A wish of Messi, we have often repeated. In fact, he didn't get involved in this story. And his former teammate has not returned. When it comes to the national team, Messi has always taken the same position, “the journalist assured. Enough to restore certain truths and therefore, Lionel Messi should therefore not have a say in the future coach of PSG , if Mauricio Pochettino pack your bags …

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