Zinedine Zidane will replace Pochettino as PSG manager and manage Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe next season

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Real Madrid v Granada CF - La Liga Santander
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 23: Zinedine Zidane head Coach of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid and Granada CF at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on December 23, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

French journalist Daniel Riolo says Zinedine Zidane is set to replace Mauricio Pochettino as PSG manager, with the aim of directing the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar to their first UEFA Champions League title.

The legendary Frenchman followed up one of the great playing careers by slotting seamlessly into management as he managed Real Madrid to three consecutive UEFA Champions League victories between 2016-2018.

Zidane left following his last European Cup victory before joining a year later, where he also won the La Liga title. The 49-year-old manager has not led the team since leaving the Bernabeu for the second time in May 2021.

As quoted by Onze Mondial, reporter Daniel Riolo told RMC that Pochettino could be sacked soon following his failure to direct Messi and compliance wherever he is about to win the UEFA Champions League title.

Daniel Riolo also claimed that the Qatar-owned club had made Zidane their number one priority and the journalist appeared to be hopeful that the former midfielder would be PSG’s next manager.

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