The former Italian star, Antonio Cassano, said the days of Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino will not be long at French club Paris Saint-Germain, according to Spanish newspaper “Marca”.
The Paris giant had suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of its host, Stade Rennes, with two goals for nothing, to be the blue team’s first defeat in the French league, despite the participation of its standout force consisting of the Argentine star, Lionel Messi, Brazilian, Neymar and the club’s top scorer, Kylian Mbappé.
According to the paper, that loss cast more doubts on Pochettino’s methods and plans, within the green rectangle,
And if he can really win the Champions League, which is the big dream of Paris Saint-Germain management and fans.
Cassano said in television statements that “Pochettino will have a short life in Paris Saint-Germain”, adding: “Some people told me bad things about him, and I also heard some not-good rumors about him.”
He added: “He’s a great guy, but as a coach he doesn’t have good tactics even for a minute, rather he asks players for advice on how to plan on the pitch.”
He continued: “I could hardly believe what I was hearing, but he has never trained big stars and struggles with that, and if he continues like this it is very likely that (French coach) Zinedine Zidane will be the next coach for Paris Saint Germain.”
Previous reports had talked about the French Football Federation’s interest in putting Zidane in charge of coaching the “rooster team” after the end of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
Other reports also suggested that Juventus also had an interest in “Zizou” taking over from the “old lady”, but according to Cassano “PSG” could most likely get the services of the former Real Madrid coach.
Cassano added: “When Zidane took charge of coaching the Madrid giant, the team was full of stars and he managed to deal with them and led them to win the Champions League three times in a row.”
And if managing and dealing with stars is what Paris Saint-Germain needs to win the Champions League, then Zidane will certainly be the man for the job, according to Cassano.