PSG are set to fire Mauricio Pochettino with a big dividend

Mauricio Pochettino is on the verge of leaving Paris-Saint Germain

Mauricio Pochettino is on the verge of leaving Paris-Saint Germain (AFP via Getty)

The Saint-Germain couples must be fired Mauricio Pochettino less than 24 hours after the club won the Ligue 1 title, according to reports in France.

PSG were crowned champions after their 1-1 draw against Lens on Saturday night, but both the team and the manager have continued to face a hostile reaction from supporters following their Champions League exit in March.

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Sergio Ramos have all been the subject of abuse by PSG fans, while supporters at the Parc des Princes loudly bulged Pochettino’s name as it was read out by the stadium speaker during Saturday’s match against Lens.

Pochettino was in the running to become Manchester United’s next manager, but the club announced this week that Erik ten Hag is coming from Ajax to replace Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.

According to Le Parisien, Pochettino is ready to become a free agent this summer, as PSG are now negotiating the terms of his departure.

The report claims that Pochettino no longer wants to continue at PSG, while the club does not want the Argentine as their manager.

It is claimed that PSG will have to pay € 15 million (£ 12.6 million) to fire Pochettino and his coaching staff, who have one year left on their contracts.

Mauricio Pochettino has been ridiculed by PSG fans following the club's Champions League exit in March

Mauricio Pochettino has been ridiculed by PSG fans following the club’s Champions League exit in March (AP)

After PSG secured the Ligue 1 title, Pochettino openly criticized supporters for booing Messi during the match.

“It’s unbelievable, these are hard things to accept,” Pochettino told ESPN.

‘Situations that are unlikely that are not understood. Where is he amazing, what he gives to football and what he will continue to give to football.

‘I’m happy on his behalf. I congratulated him after the match and another title for his record. ‘

PSG fans continue to direct their anger at Lionel Messi (Getty)

After the draw with Lens on Saturday night, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo refused to rule out the prospect of Pochettino’s exit.

“We need to talk to him,” Leonardo said.

‘He has a one-year contract with us. We need to see a little, in relation to everything. It’s not just the Pochettino question.

‘It’s true that it was a tough season for everyone.

– We need to talk to players, not just the coach, to clarify situations, to decide the strategy for the new season.

‘It’s a general discourse and it concerns everyone.’

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