‘Thank you, coach’: Kylian Mbappe after reports of Thomas Tuchel’s sacking

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Paris St Germain ahead Kylian Mbappe paid tribute to Thomas Tuchel after a number of media reports mentioned the German coach had been sacked by the French Ligue 1 membership.

French sports activities day by day L’Equipe and German newspaper Bild mentioned the 47-year-old, who helped PSG attain the Champions League remaining in August which they misplaced to Bayern Munich, was dismissed after Wednesday’s 4-Zero win over Racing Strasbourg.

“It is sadly the law of football. Nobody will forget your time here. You wrote a wonderful part of the club’s history and I say to you: ‘thank you, coach’,” Mbappe mentioned in an Instagram put up on Thursday that was accompanied by an image of him with Tuchel.

PSG are third in Ligue 1 with 35 factors from 17 video games, one level behind league leaders Olympique Lyonnais and Lille, and are by means of to the final 16 of the Champions League, the place they face Spanish facet Barcelona.

The membership has not confirmed Tuchel’s departure. L’Equipe reported that Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, the previous supervisor of English Premier League facet Tottenham Hotspur, is about to be named Tuchel’s successor.

Tuchel was appointed PSG head coach in 2018 and has gained two Ligue 1 titles together with a home quadruple in his second season on the membership.

Pochettino, who performed for PSG as a defender within the early 2000s, has been out of a job since being dismissed by Spurs in November 2019. He guided the London facet to the Champions League remaining within the 2018-19 season.

“Pochettino is being lined up by @PSG_English. A terrific coach whose only minus is the lack of winning trophies… Well that’s about to change,” former England and Spurs striker Gary Lineker tweeted.

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