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“PSG should back me like City” – Pochettino speaks out amid Sack Rumor

Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has called on the club chiefs to back him in the same way City backs Pep Guardiola.

This comes after the Argentinian was rumored to be facing the sack this week with many fans judging him based on European title.

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It has been suggested that the Argentine tactician is on borrowed time despite delivering the Ligue 1 title in 2021-22 and not going too far in the Champions league.

Now the Under-fire head coach has told the Paris Saint-Germain board that they should back him in the same way that Manchester City do with Pep Guardiola while insisting he is “calm” about his position at Parc des Princes.

Pochettino was quoted in an interview with Esport3 saying:

“I have one year left on my contract and there are a lot of rumours. Every week I am fired,” Pochettino said in an interview with Esport3.

“PSG arouses this kind of thing. The club is trying to reinvent itself. The president will soon explain his new project, but I’m calm.

“To get there (at PSG), you have to be a good coach and after a year and a half there, I feel like one of the best. To lead a locker room with so many stars was a daily learning experience.

“We were very close to knocking out Madrid, like Chelsea, City and Liverpool. We went through it. I think we were far superior, but we missed the finishing touch. If the objective is to win the Champions League, it is normal to generate this kind of storm.”

Pochettino has cited Guardiola’s longevity at City as the perfect example, despite the fact the Spaniard has been unable to conquer the Champions League in his six years in Manchester.

“You have to give value to the championship and the cup (in Paris). The Champions League is a competition that has very few games,” he added.

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“There are things that I don’t understand. The storm started after Madrid were eliminated. We won the league, like other coaches like [Laurent] Blanc or [Carlo] Ancelotti did.

“I like City because they gave Guardiola the opportunity to build. They gave him time. At PSG, you also need that. By giving serenity to this project, we will be close to winning the Champions League.”

Pochettino has delivered three trophies since inheriting the managerial reins at PSG in January 2021, including last season’s Ligue 1 title.

Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho have both been touted as potential replacements for the former Tottenham manager if PSG decides to part ways with him.

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