Pochettino excited to take over at PSG

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SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (JANUARY 3, 2021) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. CAR CARRYING MAURICIO POCHETTINO ARRIVING AT TRAINING GROUND

2. PSG SIGN

3. POCHETTINO GETS OUT OF CAR AND WALKS INTO BUILDING

4. SIGN ON BUILDING

5. PSG SPORTING DIRECTOR LEONARDO ARRIVING

PARIS, FRANCE (JANUARY 2, 2021) (PSG TV - MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY 'PSG TV') (MUTE)

6. STILL - POCHETTINO POSING WITH PSG SHIRT)

PARIS, FRANCE (JANUARY 2, 2021) (PSG TV - MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY 'PSG TV')

7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURICIO POCHETTINO SAYING:

"Very happy to be here, I think it's an amazing opportunity, it's an amazing project. I think it's so exciting to be here and start, to build again this relationship, and I think I always follow Paris St Germain after to play here, always a very good relationship with the fans, with the supporters. Paris is one of the biggest clubs in the world."

8. WHITE FLASH

9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURICIO POCHETTINO SAYING:

"We are in a big club, we are in a massive club like Paris St Germain, that it's not only important to win, it's win but with a style and I think altogether, first with the players that are the most important actors, I think the players that have Paris St. Germain are players that are going to be protagonists that love to play football and win and enjoy the game, that is very, very important."

10. WHITE FLASH

11. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURICIO POCHETTINO SAYING:

"I am as close that the players demand or the group demand, the discipline is the most important, the respect, the friendship, not only the players, all the staff and the people that work, at least involved in this training ground and in the stadium and when we travel, I think it's so important that all feel part of the project and the club."

12. WHITE FLASH

13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURICIO POCHETTINO SAYING:

"The principal objective of the club is to achieve what the club wants, what the players want, because the players want to win, want to lift trophies.

"We are here to try to help the club and the players to achieve what they want, and at the same time we are helping us of course to achieve our objectives too."

14. WHITE FLASH

15. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURICIO POCHETTINO SAYING:

"It's magic, it's magic the energy, I remember fantastic night, afternoon playing football in the Parc des Princes with our fans and yes, I am waiting to the fans come back to the Parc des Princes and to make the players no, fly on the pitch, that should be amazing."

PARIS, FRANCE (JANUARY 2, 2021) (PSG TV - MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY 'PSG TV') (MUTE)

16. STILL - POCHETTINO POSING WITH PSG SHIRT)

STORY: New Paris St. Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is relishing the opportunity to take charge of a star-studded squad and says he wants to win 'with style'.

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino was named head coach of PSG on Saturday (January 2), with the Argentine replacing Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked on Christmas Eve after a 4-0 victory over Racing Strasbourg as the side sat in third in the league.

"We are in a massive club like Paris St Germain, that it's not only important to win, it's win but with a style," Pochettino, who played for PSG as a defender in the early 2000s and also captained the side, said.

"The principal objective of the club is to achieve what the club wants, what the players want, because the players want to win, want to lift trophies."

The 48-year-old, who has signed a deal until June 2022, said his first task would be to ensure everyone at the club worked together.

Pochettino will take his first training session later on Sunday ahead of his first game in charge, a trip to St. Etienne on Wednesday (January 6) when the league resumes following the winter break.

(Production: Andy Ragg)

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MAURICIO POCHETTINO: Very happy to be here. I think it's an amazing opportunity. It's an amazing project.

I think it's so exciting to be here and start to build again this relationship, and I think I always followed Paris St. Germain after to play here. Always very good relationship with the fans, with the supporters. And Paris this is one of the biggest club in the world.

We are in a big club, we're in a massive club like Paris St. Germain, that it's not only important to win. Is win, but with a style. And I think, all together, first with the players that are the most important actors. I think the players that have Paris St. Germain are players that are going to be protagonists that love to play football and win and enjoy the game, that is very, very important.

I am as close that the players demand or the group the demand the discipline is the most important, the respect, the friendship. Not only the player, all the staff, and the people that work is involved in this training run and in the stadium and when we travel, I think it's so important that all feel part of the project and the club.

The principal objective as the club is to achieve what the club want, that the players want. Because the players want to win, want to lift trophies. We are here to try to help the club and the player to achieve what they want, and in the same time, we are helping us, of course, to achieving our objectives too.

Is magic. Is magic the energy. I remember fantastic night or afternoon playing football in Parc des Princes with our fans. And yes, I am waiting to the fans come back to the Parc des Prince and to make the players no fly on the pitch. That should be amazing.