PSG’s staggering manager pay-off bill revealed after forking out £8.5m to sack Mauricio Pochettino

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PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have paid off yet another manager after Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking was confirmed on Tuesday.

The Argentine becomes the latest in a long list of high-profile coaches to fail to bring a first Champions League trophy to the French capital.

Pochettino was relieved of his duties after just 18 months at PSG

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Pochettino was relieved of his duties after just 18 months at PSGCredit: Reuters

But the blow of his sacking will be softened by the £8.5million pay-off that PSG have handed him.

And the Ligue 1 champions are no strangers to handing managers large pay cheques in order to get rid of them.

As reported by AS, Laurent Blanc received more than £18m as he still had two years left on his existing deal when he was sacked back in 2016.

His successor Unai Emery did manage to see out his two-year deal before leaving the club.

Thomas Tuchel then arrived in 2018 but was due compensation when he was sacked after just two seasons.

PSG paid him £6m before he struck a deal with Chelsea just one month later.

With Pochettino’s compensation now confirmed, it means the French outfit have spent a staggering £32.5m to get rid of managers over the past six years.

Former Saint-Etienne, Nice and Lille boss Christophe Galtier has been announced as Pochettino’s replacement.

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And, much like Blanc, Emery, Tuchel and Pochettino before him, he will be tasked with trying to win the Champions League.

Speaking about arriving at the club, Galtier said: “Can I tell you that I am moved? Yes.

“Can I tell you that I am proud? Yes.

“There is a phrase here: ‘This is ParIs’. When you see this sentence you immediately feel all the expectations.”

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