New Paris St Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday that he fulfilled a dream to return and manage the French club he played for and captained during his career as a defender in the early 2000s.
Pochettino had been out of a job since being dismissed by Tottenham Hotspur in November 2019 and took over the reins at PSG after Thomas Tuchel was sacked last month.
“Father Christmas has given me a gift. It’s a chance for me to fulfil a dream by rejoining the club where I played 20 years ago,” Pochettino told reporters. “PSG is a team I always wanted to coach, it was one of my targets.
“I understand exactly what PSG is all about and the type of players that we have… Knowing the potential this team has, it’s a challenge that lies ahead in our future.
“In the next 50 days, we have about 12 games. We have…