Leonardo: We never tried to make Tuchel leave

Tue 10 November 2020 | 14:25

Thomas Tuchel’s recent comments put more pressure on him but PSG’s sporting director backs the German coach.

Last season was a success for Thomas Tuchel at


as he managed to win the domestic trophy and lead the club to their first-ever Champions League final, although they were defeated by

Bayern Munchen

in the tournament’s last match. But Tuchel’s team didn’t start their 2020-21 campaign in a good form. After losing their first two games, the German coach criticized the club’s activity in the transfer market and said the last season’s results cannot be expected due to the management’s lack of investment. Tuchel’s contract will expire at the end of the season but despite the recent conflicts between him and the PSG’s management, He has been backed by the team’s sporting director Leonardo.

"We have to support the coach but also say things," He said in a Q&A on PSG's social media channels.

"With Tuchel, we had a discussion and said we didn't like his statement. We spoke and now the discussion is clear to everyone. Afterwards, there are normal discussions.

"We discuss all the time about who is playing. The situation is clear for everyone. There are internal discussions. We discuss club life and injuries all the time.

"Sometimes the discussions are more heated. It happens. The truth is that, internally, we never changed and tried to make Tuchel leave. We never called anyone. That doesn't exist.

"The role of coach of PSG is envious. But the club never thought of another coach to replace Tuchel.

"Now is the time to focus on our goal, to be together. We have a lot of little worries. We need to focus on the ground, and not waste energy elsewhere.

"The important thing is the Champions League and keeping our position in the league."


source: SportMob