Mauricio Pochettino 'demands' £1.7million on top of staggering payout to leave PSG 1 month ago

Mauricio Pochettino 'demands' £1.7million on top of staggering payout to leave PSG

Pochettino is set to pocket a £12.8million payoff

Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly 'demanding' an additional £1.7million (€2m) on top of his payoff package in order to leave Paris Saint-Germain.

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The Argentine, who is contracted until 2023, is expected to be dismissed by the Ligue 1 champions in the coming weeks, and it is thought that he will receive a £12.8million (€15m) payoff.

However, as reported by L'Equipe, there is still a disagreement over an additional £1.7million (€2m), which the former Tottenham Hotspur boss believes he is entitled to.

The report adds that the disagreement centres on bonuses that apply to the upcoming season, with performance-based incentives included in the 50-year-old's original contract. The payment has not been included as part of the severance package.

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Galtier expected to take PSG reigns

Former Nice boss Christophe Galtier - who guided Lille to their Ligue 1 title triumph in 2021 - is set to take over from Pochettino at the Parc des Princes.

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Pochettino is expected to depart soon, however, the Parisians are reportedly concerned that the delay they are facing in finalising his departure will continue into their pre-season preparations.

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Has Pochettino's PSG stint been successful?

The Argentine led PSG to the Coupe de France during his first half-season in the hot-seat, and followed that success by winning the Ligue 1 title this campaign.

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However, the French club's disappointing exit from the Champions League in the Round of 16 against Real Madrid - where they threw away a 2-0 aggregate lead - led to intense backlash from fans.

He was booed by large sections of the PSG crowd when his name was read out ahead of kick-off at a Ligue 1 match, which came after the club's fans protested prior to the Parisians' clash with Rennes in which they slammed the 'overpaid mercenaries' and criticised the club's staff.

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