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PSG 'Keen To Appoint Zinedine Zidane As Head Coach And Arsene Wenger As Sporting Director'

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PSG 'Keen To Appoint Zinedine Zidane As Head Coach And Arsene Wenger As Sporting Director'

Paris Saint-Germain’s owners are keen to appoint Zinedine Zidane as head coach and Arsene Wenger as sporting director, according to reports in France.

PSG are currently 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and are also in a strong position in the Champions League, having beaten Real Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

However, the position of the club’s current sporting director Leonardo is said to be under threat, according to French outlet Foot Mercato.

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The report claims there are 'serious doubts' over his future at the Parc des Princes following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Nantes.

Leonardo was ridiculed on social media after criticising referee Mikael Lesage’s performance, claiming “everything went against us”.

He is said to have a 'strained relationship' with PSG's owners, who are also frustrated with the club's transfer activity and the lack of progress in convincing Kylian Mbappe to remain at the club.

According to the report, PSG's owners are now considering sacking Leonardo and have identified a potential replacement in Wenger, who is currently serving as FIFA's chief of global football development.

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PSG are reportedly considering replacing sporting director Leonardo (Image: PA)
PSG are reportedly considering replacing sporting director Leonardo (Image: PA)

Their 'dream' scenario would also see former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane replace Mauricio Pochettino as head coach.

Pochettino’s position at the Parc des Princes has been the subject of intense speculation this season, with the former Tottenham boss one of the favourites to become the next permanent Manchester United manager.

In terms of the sporting director role, PSG are also said to be considering Tottenham’s Fabio Paratici.

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Wenger has previously revealed that PSG had attempted the lure him away from Arsenal shortly after Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) purchased the club in 2011.

Mauricio Pochettino's future at the club is also uncertain (Image: PA)
Mauricio Pochettino's future at the club is also uncertain (Image: PA)

“It was in the pipeline often since the start of the adventure when QSI took over at PSG,” Wenger told Canal+.

“At the time, Paris Saint-Germain was for sale, and not very expensive, €40m or €50m, it was a good deal, but the problem after that was lots of money needed to be invested.

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“I’ve always thought it was odd that a city like Paris didn’t have a great team. It’s great that this has been changed… Why didn’t it happen? Because I had a contract.

“I was raised to keep my word and respect the contracts I sign. You can’t ask your players for loyalty if you don’t have any yourself.”

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Arsene Wenger, Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Ligue 1, Transfers

Rory O'Callaghan
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