Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo gave a hint that manager Mauricio Pochettino might be sacked in the summer.
The Argentine had a healthy 2-0 lead against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League but his team succumbed to a loss at the Bernabeu to see them eliminated from the competition.
There have been speculations that Pochettino’s head has been turned around by interest from Manchester United with Leonardo appearing to hint at him being sacked by the summer.
PSG director Leonardo to RMC: “We should stay together. Pochettino is still part of the project for this season. It’s not the time to think about that”. 🇫🇷 #PSG
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“We should stay together. Pochettino is still part of the project for this season. It’s not the time to think about that (his sacking). We shouldn’t throw everything in the bin. We shouldn’t start from scratch after every loss,” Leonardo, as quoted by GFF, said after the game.
PSG was undone in the night by Karim Benzema who pounced on defensive mistakes to hit a hat-trick as Real Madrid sailed on a 3-2 aggregate.