According to the information of the German newspaper Bild, Sky Germany and L’Équipe, the German coach Thomas Tuchel has just been dismissed by the Paris Saint-Germain!
Bitter Christmas for Thomas Tuchel
This is a bitter Christmas for which Thomas Tuchel can prepare himself. According to information from Bild but also from Sky Germany, the German coach was fired from Paris Saint-Germain by Leonardo, the club’s sports director. A decision which, if confirmed, will surprise the whole soccer world. Admittedly, Tuchel had been contested since the start of the season and he had already come close to a possible dismissal several times, but he had managed to achieve the decisive victory, as at Manchester United in the Champions League.
This time he did not save his head. He had just won the last match of the year 2020 at the Parc des Princes against Strasbourg (4-0). Is this due to the third place of the Ile-de-France club in the Ligue 1 ranking? Not sure… The impact of the interview given by Tuchel to the German media Sport 1 probably played a big role. He deplored the many influences, and the impossibility to concentrate only on the field.
Paris will have to look for a coach
Leonardo may not have been able to bear this media gap, the one too many after the already unpopular outings during the summer mercato. The two men had spiked each other, before the Parisian sports director whistled the end of the break and put pressure on the coach. It is in any case a real thunderbolt to PSG, which will have to look for a new coach to finish the season.
Thomas Tuchel, for his part, leaves PSG with a record of 96 wins, 11 draws and 20 defeats. He will probably wonder how he could have been dismissed in this way, he who tried to reduce the scope of his polemical remarks in a press conference on Wednesday evening. He was surely right, at the PSG, it’s as much about sport as it is about politics.