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Thomas Tuchel sacked by Paris Saint-Germain

Posted By : Vincent Ashitey

Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain and is set to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, according to reports in Germany.

The decision to part ways with the German manager came hours after the French champions smashed four goals past Racing Strasbourg, which saw them close the gap to Ligue 1 leaders Lyon.

According to Sky Germany, PSG's sporting director Leonardo relieved the 47-year-old of his managerial duties on Wednesday night, just months after Tuchel led the Parisian outfit to the Champions League final.

While PSG haven't quite dominated Ligue 1 like in previous years, Tuchel managed to come out on top in their awkward Champions League group, which contained RB Leipzig and Manchester United.

However, Wednesday night's game at the Parc des Princes proved to be Tuchel's last after he was told his services were no longer needed.

It was also PSG's last game before the league's three-week winter break, which will see them return on January 6 to face St Etienne.

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is currently the favourite to replace Tuchel in the PSG hotseat while Massimiliano Allegri, who has been out of work since leaving Juventus last year, is also one of the frontrunners for the job.

France head coach Didier Deschamps is also one of the bookies' favourites to succeed Tuchel.

Pochettino is still without a club having parted company with Tottenham last year and is being mooted to make a return to the club where he featured as a player.