PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have finally confirmed the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel, almost a week after the German operator was revealed to be leaving the club.
Last week, the French champions sacked Tuchel, 47, after two and a half years of service, despite qualifying for the last round of the Champions League this season and bringing them to last season’s final.
However, PSG only confirmed the departure of their former boss five days after the news of his dismissal was leaked.
Tuchel was given the big blow after a 4-0 win over Strasbourg on Wednesday with PSG in third place in Ligue 1, one point behind leaders Lyon.
His dismissal was announced on Thursday and now – five days later – PSG has issued a statement.
“After an in-depth analysis of the sports situation, Paris Saint-Germain decided to terminate Thomas Tuchel’s contract,” the statement said.
PSG Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “I would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his staff for all they have contributed to the club.
“Thomas contributes a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the task, and of course we will remember the best moments we shared together. I wish you all the best for the future.”
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be the individual who will replace Tuchel.