Ahead of the expected appointment of Christophe Galtier as successor, Coach Mauricio Pochettino has departed from Paris Saint-Germain after being in charge for 18 months, the French champions confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.
“Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the club,” it said.
Pochettino and his backroom staff depart having won the Ligue 1 title last season but the campaign was better remembered for a disappointing exit from the Champions League in the last 16 at the hands of Real Madrid.
“The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future,” the statement added.
Pochettino’s departure was confirmed after club sources reported on Monday that 55-year-old Galtier had agreed to become the new coach on a two-year deal.
Galtier, who spent last season in charge of Ligue 1 rivals Nice, was seen arriving at the club’s offices outside the French capital on Monday.
The former Portsmouth assistant manager is set to be officially unveiled at a press conference scheduled at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday at 2:00pm (1200 GMT).
Galtier has developed a reputation as the leading coach in the French club game over the last decade. He enjoyed eight successful years at Saint-Etienne, where he won the League Cup in 2013, before a four-year stint at Lille was crowned with the Ligue 1 title in 2021, when they defeated PSG.
Previously, Galtier worked with Luis Campos, the Portuguese super scout who was recently named as PSG’s football advisor and who built the Lille team that won his (Galtier) league.