Mauricio Pochettino casts fresh doubt over future as PSG head coach

Mauricio Pochettino has cast fresh doubt over his future as Paris Saint-Germain head coach after admitting he’s only working towards short-term goals.

The Argentine’s position at the Parc des Princes has again been called into question after PSG sensationally threw away a two-goal lead to lose to Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

PSG were in complete control of the tie after Kylian Mbappe netted to extend the advantage he had given them in stoppage time of the first leg, but an incredible sequence of events – and a dramatic collapse – saw Real Madrid storm back into the tie with two Karim Benzema goals in just 11 seconds.

Benzema would go on to complete his hat-trick 15 minutes later, dumping Pochettino’s side out of the competition in front of a raucous Bernabeu crowd.

Pochettino has shouldered much of the blame for PSG‘s elimination, with further sections of the club’s support turning against him, and there has been regular talk of Zinedine Zidane succeeding him as head coach this coming summer.

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