Paris Saint-Germain has announced that head coach Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new deal that will keep him in the French capital until 2023.
Pochettino joined the Ligue 1 club in early January and took over after Thomas Tuchel, who is now in charge of Chelsea, left.
However, the former PSG defender failed to secure the league title for the fourth time in a row as the reigning champions were dethroned by Lille. They won the Coupe de France and reached the last four of the Champions League.
Pochettino, previously linked to a staggering return to Tottenham who sacked the Argentine back in November 2019, has now agreed to extend his stay in Paris along with his coaching staff.
“I am really very happy, for myself and for my staff too,” Pochettino told the PSG website.
“It is very important for us to feel the trust of the club and we will do our best to make the fans proud of Paris Saint-Germain. That is why we will try to achieve our goals together.
“Twenty years ago I was the captain of this club and now I’m the coach … It’s a dream come true.”
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 23, 2021
PSG were busy preparing for the new season in the off-season. Pochettino saw his first-team squad strengthened by a host of well-known new signings.
Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma all arrived free of charge, while Achraf Hakimi was signed by Inter for an entry fee of € 68m.
“We are delighted that Mauricio has reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Saint-Germain family,” said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG Chairman and CEO.
“Since he was also the captain of the team 20 years ago, he understands the club’s values, ambition and vision for the future. Under Mauricio’s leadership, we are excited and confident about what the future holds.
PSG kicks off the season on August 1st with the game against Lille in the Trophee des Champions. Their Ligue 1 campaign begins six days later with a trip to Troyes.