Thomas Tuchel Gave A Controversial Interview Before Being Sacked
Thomas Tuchel gave a controversial interview the day he found out he was being sacked by PSG, claiming he was more politician than coach.
It was announced on Thursday morning that Tuchel had been sacked by the Ligue 1 champions, cruel timing considering the proximity to Christmas and following the side's 4-0 win over Strasbourg on Wednesday.
According to reports, the German actually found out about his sacking following that win on Wednesday night, which came just after his controversial interview.
Speaking to an outlet in his home country the former Borussia Dortmund boss said he felt more like "a sports politician or sports minister than a coach" at times in Paris.
After the game he was asked by Canal + about his comment, with the now former PSG manager saying, "I didn't say it's more about politics than sport, nor that I lost the fun of training. This is not true.. It is possible they translated incorrectly.
"Watch the video interview. I just said that PSG are unique and that it's a big challenge for me. It's always been like that.
"I like this challenge and nothing has changed."
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Tuchel has fallen out with the higher ups before, notably at Dortmund, and it has been the same during his time at the Parc des Princes.
Since 2018, when he took over from Unai Emery, he has fallen out with the two sporting directors he's worked with, Antero Henrique initially and now Leonardo, and that is likely to be why he was sacked.
Asked for a second time about his remarks on Wednesday, Tuchel said, "I gave a video interview to a journalist who told me to do a story about German coaches.
"It is not an interview for him. It is not allowed. I was making a joke in German. The translation is not correct. We cannot translate word for word.
"It was a joke while we were talking and it is not allowed."
His side won 4-0 last night and they've just qualified for the next stage of the Champions League... :flushed: https://t.co/vVij0nOIgT- SPORTbible (@sportbible) December 24, 2020
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to get the job in the French capital, the former Spurs boss, who played for PSG, has been out of work for over a year since being sacked by the north London club.
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