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VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF MAURICIO POCHETTINO AND MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI
MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 29, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. THEN TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR COACH MAURICIO POCHETTINO COMING OUT FROM BUS, WAVING TO MEDIA AND FANS AND WALKING INSIDE HOTEL AHEAD OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - APRIL 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
2. POCHETTINO WALKING ON TRAINING PITCH
3. POCHETTINO TALKING TO HIS ASSISTANT COACH, JESUS PEREZ
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
4. VARIOUS OF MAURICIO POCHETTINO AT A TOTTENHAM TRAINING SESSION
BELGRADE, SERBIA (RECENT - NOVEMBER 5, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. POCHETTINO AND THEN MEMBERS OF HIS BACKROOM STAFF WALKING OUT FOR TRAINING
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY (FILE - OCTOBER 17, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
7. POCHETTINO JUGGLING BALL
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MARCH 16, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
8. VARIOUS OF POCHETTINO WITH TOTTENHAM GOALKEEPER AND CAPTAIN, HUGO LLORIS
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (FILE - MAY 29, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
9. POCHETTINO TAKING PART IN A TRAINING DRILL
DORTMUND, GERMANY (FILE - MARCH 9, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
10. POCHETTINO WALKING OVER TO TOTTENHAM FIRST TEAM COACH MIGUEL D'AGOSTINO DURING A TRAINING SESSION
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (FILE - MAY 26, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
11. POCHETTINO SIGNING AUTOGRAPH
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 2, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
12. POCHETTINO AND PEREZ AT A TRAINING SESSION
PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 27, 2002) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
13. VARIOUS OF STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF POCHETTINO, WHEN HE WAS PARIS ST GERMAIN CAPTAIN, POSING FOR OFFICIAL TEAM PHOTO AT THE START OF THE 2002/2003 SEASON
PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - JANUARY 25, 2003) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
14. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF POCHETTINO CELEBRATING AFTER SCORING A GOAL AGAINST OLYMPIQUE MARSEILLE IN THE COUPE DE FRANCE
MARSEILLE, FRANCE (FILE - FEBRUARY 17, 2001) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
15. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF POCHETTINO CHALLENGING FOR THE BALL WITH MARSEILLE STRIKER, GEORGE WEAH DURING A LIGUE 1 MATCH
CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
16. JUVENTUS COACH, MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI (CENTRE) AT TRAINING WITH ASSISTANT COACHES
17. JUVENTUS STRIKER MARIO MANDZUKIC HITTING BALL
18. JUVENTUS COACH MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI WATCHING TRAINING, WIDE VIEW OF THE STADIUM
TURIN, ITALY (FILE - MAY 29, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
19. JUVENTUS EMBLEM AT STADIUM
20. ALLEGRI ON PITCH WITH PLAYERS
STORY: Paris St Germain (PSG) will appoint Argentine Mauricio Pochettino as the replacement for for Thomas Tuchel, French sports paper L'Equipe reported on its website.
French sports daily L'Equipe and German newspaper Bild said the 47-year-old Tuchel, who helped PSG reach the Champions League final in August which they lost to Bayern Munich, was dismissed after Wednesday's (December 23) 4-0 win over Racing Strasbourg.
PSG are third in Ligue 1 with 35 points from 17 games, one point behind league leaders Olympique Lyonnais and Lille, and are through to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they face Spanish side Barcelona.
The club has not confirmed Tuchel's departure. L'Equipe reported that Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, the former manager of English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, is set to be named Tuchel's successor.
Tuchel was appointed PSG head coach in 2018 and has won two Ligue 1 titles along with a domestic quadruple in his second season at the club.
Pochettino, who played for PSG as a defender in the early 2000s, has been out of a job since being dismissed by Spurs in November 2019. He guided the London side to the Champions League final in the 2018-19 season.
Former AC Milan and Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri is also being linked with the job. The 53-year-old has been out of the game since leaving Juventus at the end of the 2018-19 season.
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