Paris St-Germain Sack Manager Thomas Tuchel

Paris St-Germain have sacked German manager Thomas Tuchel after just two-and-half years in charge.

Tuchel’s sacking came hours after the 47-year-old took charge of Wednesday’s 4-0 home win against Strasbourg.

The victory moved the reigning champions within a point of both Lyon and second-placed Lille as the Ligue 1 season heads into a two-week winter break.

Tuchel was appointed head coach of PSG in June 2018, replacing Unai Emery. Tuchel won two Ligue 1 titles, the French Cup and French League Cup.

They also reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

PSG are currently third in Ligue 1, a point behind leaders Lyon, while they are also through to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will face Barcelona.

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Tuchel’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season.

Linked with the PSG job in recent months is former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The 48-year-old Argentine, who played for PSG between 2001 and 2003, has been without a job since leaving Spurs in November 2019.