PSG Aim to Onboard Ex-Inter Manager Conte Despite Ligue 1 Success

Despite Paris Saint-Germain winning a tenth-joint Ligue 1 title to match St.Etienne’s exploits over the decades, the club hierarchy is reportedly unhappy with Argentine coach Manuel Pochettino in their dugout. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach is touted to leave the French champions at the end of the season, perhaps only to be replaced by the current Spurs manager.

According to reports from Le Parisien (via FCInterNews), ex-Inter tactician Antonio Conte is PSG’s number one choice to take up arms in the French capital as he himself is reportedly interested in taking up the job after spending less than a full season in London.

The Times however reports of the PSG management being interested in yet another high-profile candidate in Zinedine Zidane, who has been without a job since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season.

There is disappointment surrounding the French giants’ inability to make their mark on the Champions League, as reflected by the club’s supporters in their 1-1 draw against Lens on Saturday as they left the stadium before the final whistle as a means of protest. Understandably so, given that PSG failed to overcome Real Madrid in the 2nd leg of the continental competition despite being ahead on aggregate before Karim Benzema and Luka Modric came calling.

The arrivals of Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Giorgino Wijnaldum has made little difference for the club, except the fact that they’ve brought back the Ligue 1 title to Paris from Lille.

Antonio Conte’s departure from Spurs will arrive as a shock and moreover, reports indicate that that onboarding the Italian might pave way for the North London club to bring back Pochettino into their ranks.