MAURICIO POCHETTINO is nearing a return to management with Paris Saint-Germain after Thomas Tuchel's contract was paid off.

The German was sacked on Christmas Eve despite guiding Les Parisiens to the Champions League final only four months earlier.

According to Bild, negotiations over his pay-off are now complete with a £5.4million compensation package.

Tuchel had only six months left to run on his contract, which saw him earn £6.75m-a-year.

It is said that the 47-year-old is not considering a sabbatical from the game and is keen on a move to the Premier League.