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I don’t think it’s as good a choice for him as some have made out, a lot to lose for him at PSG. If he wins the title, nobody cares, if he doesn’t he’s a failure; he basically needs to win the champions league to be a roaring success.
Yes, it's hard to judge how a manager of theirs is doing in some ways.

Where exactly is Tuchel rated now and what sort of club would employ him? I still think he could get some pretty nice jobs but that he's not rated quite as highly as he was before going there. The trophies and the money could still have made it a very nice time for him overall with little to no regrets.
 

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Why such a short deal? We halfway through the current season, and we all know joining midway doesn’t really count. So that leaves him with one year. This really does feel like a cash grab by Poch, with no harm to long term prospects.
 

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Yes, it's hard to judge how a manager of theirs is doing in some ways.

Where exactly is Tuchel rated now and what sort of club would employ him? I still think he could get some pretty nice jobs but that he's not rated quite as highly as he was before going there. The trophies and the money could still have made it a very nice time for him overall with little to no regrets.
Nailed on for Arsenal imo
 

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Why such a short deal? We halfway through the current season, and we all know joining midway doesn’t really count. So that leaves him with one year. This really does feel like a cash grab by Poch, with no harm to long term prospects.
They did the same with Tuchel as a I said, gave him only 2 year contracts at the start and at this time I was also surprised. It's their strategy, they don't want to be linked with a manager by a long contract. See what he'll do first then they can extend his contract.
 

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I don’t think it’s as good a choice for him as some have made out, a lot to lose for him at PSG. If he wins the title, nobody cares, if he doesn’t he’s a failure; he basically needs to win the champions league to be a roaring success.
He will care if he wins the title. His résumé needs some silverware even if it's in France
 

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They did the same with Tuchel as a I said, gave him only 2 year contracts at the start and at this time I was also surprised. It's their strategy, they don't want to be linked with a manager by a long contract. See what he'll do first then they can extend his contract.
I get their reasoning, but it’s way too short term - if the club has a bad transfer window then the manager may be out. Also, not like money is an issue if they have to pay out someone for an extra year.
 

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I get their reasoning, but it’s way too short term - if the club has a bad transfer window then the manager may be out. Also, not like money is an issue if they have to pay out someone for an extra year.
You know, like real ambitious teams.

With patterns of play.
 

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That's a contract for 1.5 year only. Similar to what they did with Tuchel if I remember correctly ? They prefer going with short term contracts all the time.
Best way, saves money if it all goes tits up at any point.
 

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They're probably buying those PSG shirts as we speak.

On a serious note, does he have his eye on another job further down the line. It just seems odd to take the PSG gig until 2022.
How long do their coaches tend to last? It doesn't feel like Emery or Tuchel were there for that long. Maybe PSG is hedging it's bets?
 

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Moulding a young talented Spurs team into world beaters is one thing, it is a completely different ball game to get a bunch of mega rich superstars to follow your instructions. He has a big task facing him, but if he can overcome the player attitude obstacles, he quite possibly would never again have access to similar levels of financial support later on in his career. Managers like Ancellotti have failed to control that dressing room, so not winning the CL with them shouldn't reflect too badly on him IMO.
 

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Moulding a young talented Spurs team into world beaters is one thing, it is a completely different ball game to get a bunch of mega rich superstars to follow your instructions. He has a big task facing him, but if he can overcome the player attitude obstacles, he quite possibly would never again have access to similar levels of financial support later on in his career. Managers like Ancellotti have failed to control that dressing room, so not winning the CL with them shouldn't reflect too badly on him IMO.
Who has done that?
 

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Are PSG in need of an attacking midfielder? Two of his former favourites in Eriksen and Alli are both outcasts at their current clubs...
 

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Are PSG in need of an attacking midfielder? Two of his former favourites in Eriksen and Alli are both outcasts at their current clubs...
What we need the most is a true box to box midfielder but an attacking midfielder wouldn't hurt since Rafinha is the only player that fits this kind of profile.
 

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How long do their coaches tend to last? It doesn't feel like Emery or Tuchel were there for that long. Maybe PSG is hedging it's bets?
PSG only ever hand out 2 year contracts with the condition of win the CL to get a renewal. Hence the reason no one makes it past the second year. He'll ultimately get sacked at some point next season.
 

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PSG only ever hand out 2 year contracts with the condition of win the CL to get a renewal. Hence the reason no one makes it past the second year. He'll ultimately get sacked at some point next season.
That's not how it works. The problem with Tuchel (and Emery to a certain extent) is that the team didn't look better 2 years after they arrived. Considering Tuchel had bad relationship with management, he was sacked.
 

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The CL tie against Barca will be his first real test.
 

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Why such a short deal? We halfway through the current season, and we all know joining midway doesn’t really count. So that leaves him with one year. This really does feel like a cash grab by Poch, with no harm to long term prospects.
So they leave their options open if he doesn't get on with their precious players. Far cheaper to sack a manager than replace a top class player.
 

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Absolutely. And if he manages to land them Son or Kane during this tenure, then Champions League and his severance package becomes immaterial.
 

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I don’t think it’s as good a choice for him as some have made out, a lot to lose for him at PSG. If he wins the title, nobody cares, if he doesn’t he’s a failure; he basically needs to win the champions league to be a roaring success.
Basically Pep at City
 

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Poch. One result away from being a legend to most civilised football supporters. I wish him well in Paris.
 

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This is basically Poch adding trophy experience to his CV for when Ole's contract expires.

I'd however prefer it if Upamecano and Nagelsmann slaughter Liverpool and our board finally takes notice.
 

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Basically Pep at City
I don't see a similarity there at all. Pep has failed to win the title multiple times now in England (unlike his previous spells in Germany and Spain)
 

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This is basically Poch adding trophy experience to his CV for when Ole's contract expires.

I'd however prefer it if Upamecano and Nagelsmann slaughter Liverpool and our board finally takes notice.
If we win the league, Ole’s contract ain’t expiring anytime soon.
 

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Wants R Madrid Job after I guess, hence only 18 month deal.
 

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Are PSG in need of an attacking midfielder? Two of his former favourites in Eriksen and Alli are both outcasts at their current clubs...
Eriksen was stupid to leave Spurs and was stupider to go to Inter under Conte. He should be eternally grateful if Poch gets him out of the mess he got himself into

Alli is a trequartista and I dont see how he would fit in with the flank dominant PSG duo of Neymar and Mbappe. Cant think of any team he would fit into directly as a starter.
 

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Would be funny if he goes and wins the CL first time of asking. We have a lot of heavily anti Poch posters here who might have to go into hiding. Odds are quite nice at the moment if you think how poor most of the big CL teams have been.
 

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I don't see a similarity there at all. Pep has failed to win the title multiple times now in England (unlike his previous spells in Germany and Spain)
England is a much more competitive league than Germany or Spain.
 

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Wants R Madrid Job after I guess, hence only 18 month deal.
Think its probably more likely that PSG think he’s relatively untested having not won anything in his career so far.

Also it’s a different type of pressure to manage big name players and be expected to win the CL or lose your job.
 

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PSG only ever hand out 2 year contracts with the condition of win the CL to get a renewal. Hence the reason no one makes it past the second year. He'll ultimately get sacked at some point next season.
PSG base contract is 2+1, the +1 being linked to results or how the direction feels about a manager. As far as we know it has never been linked to winning the CL, for Emery the automatic renewal was linked to reaching the CL semi finals at least once and Tuchel got an extension in 2019.
 

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That's not how it works. The problem with Tuchel (and Emery to a certain extent) is that the team didn't look better 2 years after they arrived. Considering Tuchel had bad relationship with management, he was sacked.
He had also told the board he wouldn't be staying regardless once his contract was up at the end of the season.