Paris Saint-Germain have been negotiating to bring in Mauricio Pochettino as their new coach and expect he will be in the dugout when their Ligue 1 campaign resumes against Saint-Etienne on January 6.

The end of Thomas Tuchel’s reign had been months in the making but came at a time when few actually expected it. Ultimately his strained relationship with sporting director Leonardo expedited his departure, and now his sacking has been made official, it will be interesting to see what obstacles his successor will face.

Transfer and contract negotiations are a big part of being in charge in Paris and that will not change soon. Constantly dealing with rumours around Kylian Mbappe and Neymar is another part of the job, as is the speculation surrounding potential targets.

On top of that, there's the pressure to win. The Champions League is the holy grail for the owners and with a last-16 knockout tie against Barcelona awaiting them, it will be an intense introduction for the new manager. There are trophies to win domestically as well.