Mauricio Pochettino is set to be fired as PSG manager after less than two years in the French capital and with a year left on his remaining contract, with domestic success not enough to keep him in the job. 

Pochettino arrived in January 2021 and led PSG to the Champions League semifinals in his first few months. However, the man he replaced at PSG, Thomas Tuchel, went on to win the Champions League title that season with Chelsea. 

Two of Pochettino’s other predecessors at PSG, Carlo Ancelotti and Unai Emery, have gone on to European success as well, giving the Argentine hope for the future. As for PSG, newly appointed football adviser Luís Campos was tasked with leading the search after the departure of sporting director Leonardo, and Christophe Galtier, the manager who led Lille to the 2020-21 Ligue 1 title and spent last season at Nice, is widely reported to be the man for the position. He and Campos have familiarity with one another having overlapped at Lille. L’Equipe reported that PSG and Nice agreed to a compensation package of €10 million ($10.5 million) to pry Galtier free. Zinedine Zidane had also been closely linked to the club, though PSG distanced itself from reports that it had been in talks with the French legend.