Pochettino to leave PSG because of Messi?

Pochettino to leave PSG because of Messi?

PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino is close to leaving the club. He didn’t manage to build good working relationship with Leo Messi himself!

Living football legend Lionel Messi spent more than 15 years at Barcelona, ​​where he won the Ballon d’Or six times, many club trophies and became the club's top scorer in the history of the club. But in the summer of 2021, the parties failed to sign a new contract, and the Argentine went to PSG as a free agent. A few months earlier, the Parisians fired Thomas Tuchel and invited Leo’s countryman Mauricio Pochettino to the coaching post, who had previously successfully led Tottenham.

It seemed that Messi and Pochettino would quickly find a common language. And the cooperation of the manager with other PSG stars, Mbappe and Neymar, looked promising. But Mauricio failed to work with such influential football figures, not at all comparable to Kane, Son and Lloris at Tottenham. The sporting results of PSG in the current campaign are not impressive – elimination from the Champions League round of 16 by Real Madrid, losing to Nice in the National Cup quarter-finals. And the title in Ligue 1 is already taken for granted. Messi himself scored only 11 goals and gave 13 assists in 33 matches in all competitions.

Despite this, the 35-year-old Lionel is not going to end his career ingloriously. He intends to spend at least another year in Paris, and to take the Champions League during this time. And according to the striker, it is impossible to achieve the cherished goal under the leadership of Pochettino - the Argentine mentor is not very competent for this. I note that after the departure of Mbappe, Leo will finally become the leader of the club, moving Neymar into the shadow. Financially, he also helps PSG a lot. During the year, the club received a record 700 million euros in revenue, 60% of which came from the sale of shirts with the name Messi.

Obviously, in the conflict between Lionel and Pochettino, the club's bosses will support the footballer, who brings them huge profits. This means that Mauricio must go. Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte, individuals with a winning mentality, are considered among the possible candidates for the Parisians’ head coach post. It is precisely such specialists that Lionel Messi needs, who in just a year has become the most influential figure in football Paris. And time has shown that the Argentine demonstrates his best game and brings trophies while in greenhouse conditions.