Mauricio Pochettino has drawn up a long list of players that he does not want at Paris Saint-Germain and is looking to rebuild the French team.
Mauricio Pochettino has been unveiled as the first-team manager of Paris Saint-Germain following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel. Pochettino is a man on a mission right now as the Argentine manager is eager on winning his first silverware in his managerial career. The Ligue 1 and the French Cup remain as top objectives for the rest of the season, however, winning the UEFA Champions League is also on the cards for the former Tottenham Hotspur manager.
At Spurs, Pochettino pulled off the unthinkable after taking the north London side to the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2019. However, after going all the way, Spurs fell shot against Liverpool in the final and were handed a devastating loss. Fast forward by a year, Paris Saint-Germain experienced the same bitter taste as the Ligue 1 side made it to the final only to lose out to Bayern Munich.
Mauricio Pochettino now aims to win the UEFA Champions League with players such as Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe on his side that are of superior pedigree. However, according to L’Equipe, the South American wants to show five current PSG players this door to make way for a few signings.
The players are Julian Draxler, Timo Kehler, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Andrea Hererra, and Leandro Paredes. There has been no reason as to why these players could be shown the door despite Kehler, Pardes, and Hererra having an important role in the squad under former incumbent, Thomas Tuchel.
However, the same report from L’Equipe claims that Pochettino first wants to get rid of any two of the five players this January to make way for his former pupil, Dele Alli. The English midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur under Jose Mourinho and is being treated as an outcast lately.
Alli is in a dire need of game-time and a move to the Parc des Princes could be on the cards. The English midfielder played an important role for Pochettino when Spurs finished second in the league in 2017 and made the final in UCL in 2019. Mauricio Pochettino is confident that he can revive Dele Alli’s career and can make use of his creativity to supply the likes of Neymar and Mbappe.