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.

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“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…

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