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


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


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.


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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