In this way, Pochettino, 48, returns to what was his team in his time as a player (2001-03), when he also wearing the captain’s armband. «I am very happy and honored to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain. I thank the club leaders for the trust placed in me,» he acknowledged.» As you know, this club has always had a special place in my heart. I keep wonderful memories of him, especially the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes. I return to the club with a lot of ambition and humility, and look forward to working with some of the most talented players in the world. This team has fantastic potential and I will do my best with my staff to get the best results from Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions. We will also do our best to give our team that combative and offensive game identity that Parisian fans have always loved,» he said. Pochettino’s last experience at the bank had been at Tottenham Hotspur, which he led to in the 2019 Champions League final before being fired in November of that year for poor results. His coaching career began at Espanyol (2009–12), before leaving for England to lead Southampton (2013–14) and Tottenham (2014–19). The president of the PSG, Nasser Al-Khelafi, welcomed the Argentine preparer. «We are very happy to entrust the management of our professional team to Mauricio Pochettino. I am proud that our former captain returns to Paris Saint-Germain, because the club has always been his home. The return of Mauricio Pochettino fits perfectly with our ambitions and will mark one more chapter for the club that I am sure will make our love enjoy. With this appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint-Germain is committed to continuing its strong development in the coming years,» he said.