PSG Give Pochettino Their Backing And Say No Talks Held With Zidane
The sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain, Leonardo, has stated that the club has not met with Zinédine Zidane and would continue to support Mauricio Pochettino.
After Manchester United terminated Ole Gunnar Solskjr on Sunday, PSG and Pochettino have had a turbulent week. Pochettino has reignited United’s long-standing interest in him, and he has done little to dissuade it, particularly while in Manchester for his team’s 2-1 Champions League loss to City on Wednesday night.
PSG’s position has been that Pochettino, who is under contract until June 2023, will not be replaced during the season, however it has been claimed that this may alter if Zidane, who has been unemployed since resigning from Real Madrid in May, was willing to join them now. Leonardo has endeavored to put the incident behind him and restore order at the club. PSG has held negotiations with Zidane, according to reports in France.
“We don’t want Pochettino to leave,” Leonardo said. “He has never asked to leave and no club has contacted us about him. We have a lot of respect for Zinédine Zidane, for what 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. It’s ridiculous to imagine that a meeting with Zinédine Zidane could have taken place in a big hotel in Paris in front of the eyes of everyone.”
source : Guardian sport