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PSG do not regret decision to sack Thomas Tuchel

Paris Saint-Germain created some ripples when they decided last year to part ways with manager Thomas Tuchel despite the German tactician having led the capital club to its only UEFA Champions League final appearance.

The Ligue 1 side gave Tuchel his marching papers during the holiday break and didn’t take long to appoint former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, who had also played for the club in his earlier years. Meanwhile, Tuchel’s stint of unemployment didn’t last long as Chelsea scooped him up pretty quickly to replace Frank Lampard after the former Blues legend was given the sack from Stamford Bridge after having undergone some patchy performances in the Premier League.

Chelsea eventually surged ahead to win the Champions League while PSG crashed out in the semi-finals to Manchester City. Even though The Blues came away with Europe’s top prize, Le Parisien (via Le10Sport) reports that the capital club is adamant it has no regrets regarding its earlier decision to can the German tactician.

The French media outlet affirms that the players in the PSG squad felt as though Tuchel had lost interest in the job, further detailing that Tuchel allegedly allowed the players to cut corners and avoid accountability, and the squad had grown tired of the German tactician’s demeanor.

Apparently, in contrast, Pochettino is supposedly more flexible albeit very demanding from a professional standpoint, which the squad seem to be more appreciative of. It seems Tuchel was rather more concerned with the tactical aspects rather than man-management.