PSG after Man United
PSG’s 2018-19 season will forever be remembered by their Champions League defeat to Manchester United.
2-up from the first leg at Old Trafford, PSG proceeded to lose the home leg 3-1.
Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku were Man United’s heroes in the French capital.
Despite all their spending, PSG are yet to make a significant dent in the Champions League.
Not only haven’t PSG won the competition, they haven’t even reached the semifinals.
Thomas Tuchel’s new deal
So how have PSG reacted to the defeat to Man United?
Telefoot are reporting on Sunday that it’s a virtual done deal that Thomas Tuchel will get a new contract extension:
An agreement has been reached in recent days for an extension of an extra season. The German coach will now be contracted until June 2021. Confirmation is a matter of days.
Tuchel will receive a pay rise as part of the package.
Telefoot call the decision PSG’s “first strong act” since the Man United debacle.
The new deal is a clear sign that PSG’s owners trust Tuchel and his methods.
⚠ EXCLU TELEFOOT ⚠
Thomas Tuchel va bien prolonger au PSG. Nos précisions ►https://t.co/YtAoQvigJ1 pic.twitter.com/RShkQQQ0iO
— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) March 24, 2019
Bayern Munich & PSG’s transfer plans
Telefoot also dropped a couple of other nuggets of information.
On Tuchel, the French outlet claim that Bayern Munich have been considering a move for the former BVB coach.
Niko Kovac remains under the microscope at Bayern, and Tuchel was rumoured as a possible replacement.
PSG’s contract extension with the manager puts those Bayern hopes to bed.
Also, Telefoot outline how PSG plan to attack the summer transfer market.
Two players are the priority: a midfield enforcer and a centre-half.
But PSG are under constraints when it comes to recruitments as the Parisians need to operate within the Financial Fair Play regulations.
That’s likely to mean PSG sell before they buy.
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