PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are allegedly open to re-hiring Thomas Tuchel as manager.
We reported how the French club had allegedly given current boss Christophe Galtier a deadline of March 8 to save his job.
The French giants are five points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table but have just endured their worst run for 12 years, leaving the 56-year-old’s position in jeopardy.
PSG suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash last week.
The Bayern setback marked a third straight defeat in all competitions for PSG – the first time that has happened since 2011.
The Parc des Princes outfit were heading for a fourth straight setback on Sunday as they trailed to Lille before a late Kylian Mbappe strike and a Lionel Messi penalty earned them a 4-3 victory.
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However, sporting director Luis Campos’ presence on the touchline showed that the pressure is on Galtier amid reports that Zinedine Zidane was being lined-up to take over.
Now The Standard says “PSG are ready to re-appoint Tuchel and would be willing to admit their mistake in sacking him in the first place”.
The German, 49, was axed on Christmas Day 2020 following a two-year spell where he delivered two titles, the League Cup, Coupe de France and also got them to the Champions League final.
He went on to quickly take over at Chelsea and led them to Champions League glory before he was ruthlessly sacked in September with a record of 60 wins, 24 draws, and 16 defeats from his 100 games in charge.
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He remains a free agent, and this report states that he “may need convincing to join” PSG again.
However, it also adds that a key factor in his return “would be dealing with Campos instead of former sporting director Leonardo — who he fell out with” three years ago.
Tuchel recently rejected a job with a mid-table Premier League club as he continues to wait for a team that is challenging for Europe’s top honours.
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