While he has the potential to manage one of the world’s top teams, many fans doubt his abilities. He is a back four-first coach who prefers to rely on switching-of-play rather than driving the story. In this article, we’ll examine the qualities and limitations of the Portuguese tactician, and whether he’s right for PSG.
Mauricio Pochettino is not a world-class coach
Paris Saint-Germain fans have booed their players during the recent Ligue 1 match against Lens. Many of them also walk out before the final whistle, which shows that PSG’s fans aren’t happy with the current coaching staff. It’s been more than a decade since PSG last won the Champions League and five different coaches have failed to do so. Now, Mauricio Pochettino is expected to get another go at it.
There is a common perception that Pochettino will fail in the Paris environment. This isn’t always the case, as the manager tends to recover after a bad experience with PSG. Tottenham’s recent success means that they’ll be in the top six for at least one more season. Pochettino’s career has also been a mixed bag. While Pochettino was a world-class coach, his relationship with the club’s owner Leonardo wasn’t particularly harmonious.
Tottenham fans will no doubt answer the question “who’s the best manager in the world?”. While Tottenham fans have their favorite manager, the Premier League has a lot of world-class managers, including many who have won multiple major titles. Some would consider Pochettino to be the best manager in the Premier League at the moment, and it’s difficult to argue with their assessment. Among the best managers in the Premier League are Guardiola, Mourinho, Wenger, Klopp, and Conte.
He prefers a back four
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that his side is “defensive” and he prefers a back four at Paris Saint-Germain. The former Tottenham manager made the remarks while responding to a question on the defensive style of his new side. Paris Saint-Germain have conceded five goals in four Champions League games so far. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is still in charge, but he was replaced by Pochettino, who has been critical of the team’s defence.
Simons’s development is encouraging. Having already pipped his boyhood club to a spot in the PSG squad, the Argentine has been impressive in pre-season. His performance during the season has hinted at an increased first-team role next season. Pochettino has a proven record of developing young players, which could mean a bigger role for Simons in 2021-22.
Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred formation has the advantage of allowing the midfielders to build up possession and reach the opposition’s attacking half in an organised set-up. The defensive midfielders must form triangles around the opposition’s front line, while local overloads create passing lines out from the back. This approach works well for PSG in recent weeks and has led to more goals than any other French side in recent years.
Pochettino’s preferred system also allows for a more dynamic attack. His team features quick center-backs, a full-back accustomed to change and a midfield double pivot. In addition to his preferred formation, Tottenham’s 3-4-3 formation allows for a greater amount of freedom for Mbappe and Neymar. It’s important to note that Pochettino is still in the early stages of his career at PSG, and it’s important to remember that a team can change from season to season without compromising its defensive structure.
He doesn’t drive the story
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Mauricio Pochettino. The former Juventus manager has declined to comment, insisting that the rumours aren’t his. “I’m not going to drive the story,” he said. But his lack of comment is not surprising, as he has been at the club since 2008.
Tottenham failed to follow up their success in the Premier League with Champions League glory. This season, Pochettino’s side failed to make the leap to Europe after winning the Ligue 1 title. But their summer transfer window was a huge success, with the arrivals of Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giorginio Wijnaldum, and Sergio Ramos. They also failed to win the Champions League, losing 4-1 to Manchester City. However, the Ligue 1 title is Pochettino’s, with PSG sitting 11 points ahead of Nice.
If Mauricio Pochettino were to return to PSG, the club’s history of success would be far more positive. The team has an exciting offense, solid defense, and a balanced goalkeeper in Keylor Navas. Pochettino may be difficult to understand, but his style of play is exemplary and the club has the potential to win the title this season.
As a teenager, Pochettino’s career accelerated in Rosario, a city on the Parana River, which feeds the River Plate. It was the main arterial route for migrants in the 19th century. His great-grandfather arrived from Piedmont, Italy in 1854. Mauricio Pochettino joined the Griffa youth academy and made friends with Miki D’Agostino, who is now an assistant manager at Tottenham.
He uses switching-of-play
Thomas Tuchel has largely eschewed the traditional triangular formation for his Paris Saint-Germain style. His new system of switching-of-play is different, as the French club focuses on attacking in space and numerical advantage. The team tends to favour the left side of the pitch and often keeps a midfield three. The attacking midfielders engage defenders and drag them out. Using the numerical advantage of four against three, PSG plays as aggressors even if they don’t have the ball.
PSG players can become complacent during Ligue 1 games. Often, they are caught moving the ball too slowly, increasing the chance of a turnover against Tuchel’s pressing. The goal of Tuchel’s pressing is to overwhelm the opposition, create space, and create tactical situations that benefit his team. Tuchel’s switching-of-play style is a powerful tool. While it is not as effective as a traditional attacking style, it is effective in managing PSG’s possession.
He has a lower win percentage than other PSG managers
Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at PSG is coming to an end. He has only won 9 of his 84 games and is the first manager in PSG history to record a win percentage lower than 75%. His win percentage has also dipped below the league average of other PSG managers. However, he is not out of the running for the PSG job, as he has a contract until 2023 and earns EUR7 million a year.
Since taking over at Paris Saint-Germain in December, Pochettino has a much lower win percentage than his predecessors. While Pep Guardiola has praised his managerial style, Pochettino has not won a major trophy during his first twelve seasons at the club. The win percentage of Pochettino is less than half of his predecessor’s, but his record with PSG is impressive.
Before joining PSG, Pochettino captained the team and led them to the French Cup semi-finals. His team defeated Barcelona and Bayern Munich in that season, but missed out on the Ligue 1 title. However, the team did not lose much, as Pochettino also managed to make the Champions League semi-finals with Tottenham. However, they lost to Real Madrid in the final in 2021, and Pochettino ended up being fired after the collapse against Real Madrid.
He has a low win percentage than other PSG managers
Although Mauricio Pochettino was appointed as PSG manager only 11 days ago, he has already won the Coupe de France and the Trophee des Champions. He is close to a 70% win percentage. His PSG team has lost to Monaco, Lorient, Nantes, Lille and Angers, but he has turned around games to win and is not too far behind Manchester City’s 73% win rate.
It’s hard to compare Pochettino’s win percentage with those of other PSG managers. Thomas Tuchel has a 75% win rate. Pochettino has yet to win the Champions League, which is a major disappointment for the club’s hierarchy. However, the club has pumped money into signing superstars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Paul Pogba.
The PSG hierarchy had hoped that Pochettino would take over Manchester United’s vacancy, but the Argentinean manager was instead tipped to stay. He also posted cryptic messages on his Instagram account, which made the PSG hierarchy accept that they needed to pay off the Spurs manager. However, the club’s ownership company Qatar Sports Investments hasn’t done this, and Pochettino’s win percentage is even lower than other PSG managers.
The Argentinian tactician is the preferred candidate for the job at PSG. He is a highly-rated and popular player among PSG fans. Previously, he played for the club from 2012 to 2018 and helped the team win multiple trophies. He is also able to deal with egos in the dressing room, which is vital. Zidane is currently in the running for the job at PSG and has been asked by the French president Emmanuel Macron to join the club.
How did the Red Devils become a laughing stock in 2022? The coaches lost the ability to win football matches, lost the talent to spot weaknesses in opponents, and worked under a system that has been proven to be a disaster for eight years. It seems that the owners and bankers are making all the decisions, and the result is a team that is a joke. This article will try to answer that question and other similar questions, pointing out why the team is a joke.
Frenkie de Jong is Manchester United’s most valuable asset
Manchester United are close to completing the signing of Frenkie de Jong for an estimated EUR80 million. However, the Dutch international is still waiting to convince his club, Barcelona, to let him leave the Nou Camp. The Catalan giants are in financial trouble and will be unwilling to part with their prized midfielder for pennies on the dollar. If Manchester United manage to convince De Jong to move to Old Trafford, they will be rewarded with a star that will be among the best in the world.
The Dutch midfielder, 25, has played for Ajax under Erik ten Hag and has made 43 appearances for the club. His arrival at Old Trafford will give United an incredible boost and the chance to transform the club into a world powerhouse. Besides, he was a star for Spain before moving to England. The club’s UEFA Champions League exit is also good news for United, as Barcelona have turned their fortunes around in the last six months.
Barcelona are keen to sell De Jong but are unwilling to pay the full fee because they have a salary cap that limits them to spend on players. Barcelona are trying to cut this burden but cannot afford to pay this amount in full. That’s why United are readying a second bid for De Jong in the region of EUR70 million. This deal is likely to be completed before Thursday.
Victor Lindelof is a bargaining tool
If you’re wondering whether Victor Lindelof is a bargaining instrument for Manchester United in 2022, you’re not alone. A lot of fans feel the same way. They’re wondering whether this young defender can change the club’s direction in just four years. But it’s not that easy. As long as the team keeps him, he can remain a bargaining tool for the club, but the future isn’t so clear.
The Swedish centre-back had to earn a starting spot under Jose Mourinho, but under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he has started all but one Premier League match. His performance has gone up and down since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, but he has earned a place in the United team. Despite his performance as a centre-back, Victor Lindelof is not the answer to Manchester United’s defensive problem.
As far as the future goes, Lindelof is still a key bargaining chip for the club, and it is unlikely that West Brom will get two United defenders in one deal. However, if West Brom are to land two United defenders, then Lindelof’s value is likely to rise. With a new manager at the helm, Lindelof will no longer be a bargaining tool.
Jurrien Timber is a world-class passer out of the back
The first step in evaluating Timber’s potential as a world-class passer out of the flank for Manchester United in 2022 is to determine his position on the pitch. He is under 6ft tall, so he is not a particularly stocky defender. However, his quick feet and physicality make him an excellent 1v1 defender. In addition to being a capable passer, Timber has technical skills that make him a good carry-over player.
While it may not sound like a high-end signing, Timber is a world-class passer out the back, and he will provide quality in two of Manchester United’s most important areas. The Dutch have not qualified for the World Cup in eight years, and Van Gaal will want to get every member of his squad in top shape before he moves on to the next phase of his career.
Timber can play in various positions at the back, including defensive midfield. He has said previously that he is capable of playing in the centre of midfield in the near future. In addition to his strong ball skills, Timber has excellent positioning and he can read the game well. He has a tough defending style and is often brave in tackling his intended target before they get the ball. In the Eredivisie, Timber is second in tackles and interceptions among centre-backs.
Paul Pogba wants to leave on a free transfer
Juventus have landed France international Paul Pogba, who left Manchester United at the end of last season. Upon his arrival in Italy, he posed for pictures with fellow players Paulo Dybala and Vinicius Jr. Later, he travelled to his native Guinea, where he was met with a hero’s welcome. This is hardly a surprise considering the Frenchman spent over PS89 million on his move to United.
After impressing with the Under-18s, the France international moved up the ranks to the Reserves. In 2011 he played in the Youth Cup final against Sheffield United. He returned to United the following year and became part of Jose Mourinho’s new-look midfield. Despite a disappointing season for Manchester United, Pogba’s impressive performances in France earned him a World Cup victory in 2018.
The French international is planning to leave Manchester United on a free transfer after his contract expires in June. His first spell at United cost a world record EUR100 million, and he made 226 appearances during his second stint with the club. After that season, however, he struggled with injury and did not feature for Manchester United. However, he still managed to earn a trophy or two for the club, albeit in a disappointing manner.
Erik ten Hag’s first training session as head coach
The new head coach of Manchester United has taken his first training session as a head coach on Tuesday, speaking to his squad on the training pitch. The 61-year-old was pictured watching the players working the ball, with his whistle in hand. The 61-year-old is likely to play a big part in training sessions, especially as the Red Devils are keen to make amends for last season’s disaster.
Several Manchester United players took to Instagram to mark Erik ten Hag’s first training session. The first day of pre-season training was set to kick off at 9am, which was a day earlier than expected. Many players, including Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho, were still on holiday after their international duty. Alejandro Garnacho, meanwhile, reported for training before his team.
Ten Hag’s training sessions will focus on ball work. He will also instruct ground staff to cut the grass short. He wants the players to play slick passing football. United expect 12 to 15 first-team players to report to pre-season training on Monday. Some of the players were dropped from international duty, but David de Gea, Jadon Sancho, Luke Shaw, and Marcus Rashford are expected to be among them.
Erik Rangnick’s honesty helped overcome cliches
There are many reasons why Erik Rangnick may have been a successful interim manager at Manchester United, but his most striking quality was his honesty. Rangnick was unflinching in his press conferences, saying the truth when he felt like it. His insight into the club’s structure and the way it works will help the new permanent manager, Erik ten Hag, succeed.
Although the results were poor under Rangnick, his honesty has been well received by the fans. The club will be relieved of his services next season and he is expected to focus on his new role as Austrian national team manager. The departure of the Austrian international fueled a rumour that Rangnick was unhappy with the lack of handover. The former Manchester United player expected a phone call or face-to-face meeting with Ten Hag before stepping down.
The team has an unsuitable striker, a midfielder who takes too many shots, and no CDM who breaks up opponent attacks. Rangnick may be the best man to solve these problems, but he will have to get the backing of the board. And, of course, he needs the right players. Ultimately, he could help Manchester United overcome the cliches and build a strong team.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lack of foresight
If the Portuguese star hasn’t moved on yet from Real Madrid, he may be on the verge of leaving Manchester United. He’s now 37 and is desperate to win silverware in his veteran years, and that’s what he is after. He has the mentality and goalscoring ability to go far, but he may not be able to stay at Manchester United for another season. Ultimately, a move to Paris Saint-Germain is his only realistic option.
It’s not just the player, however. The manager has bowed to the demands of Ronaldo, and it’s a shame that Ralf Rangnick’s Gegenpressing tactic has failed to impress the Manchester United squad. Ronaldo’s lack of foresight has turned Manchester United into a laughing stock by 2022.
With his recent lack of foresight, it’s hard to believe that Ronaldo would leave Manchester United in 2022. After nine straight Serie A titles, he’s made Juventus a much worse side. The club finished fourth last season and Ronaldo’s arrival in 2009 meant that Juventus would qualify for the Champions League. Instead, they lost their knockout games to Ajax, Lyon and Porto.