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Despite a "failed season", PSG extend his coach, Thomas Tuchel

The German technician, who arrived a year ago, is extended until the end of the season 2021, announces the club of the capital Saturday.

Posted today at 15h31, updated at 15h46

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Thomas Tuchel will coach PSG until the end of 2021.
Thomas Tuchel will coach PSG until the end of 2021. JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER / REUTERS

We do not change a winning team, the saying goes. If Paris Saint-Germain has signed this year its worst season since the resumption of the club by QSI (Qatar Sport Investment), failing once again to exceed the knockout stages of the Champions League, losing two of "his" national trophies , the Coupe de la Ligue and that of France, the club of the capital won its eighth title of champion of France. A "Failed season" defender Marquinhos said that did not prevent the management of PSG to extend the coach, Thomas Tuchel, as she announced Saturday, May 25, the day after the final day of Ligue 1.

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"Today, I can say that I'll be there next season, but in football, it can change every daythe German technician anticipated on Friday, at the end of an ultimate disillusion: a defeat (1-3) in Reims by way of conclusion. If things change, it's not me who will have decided. " Arrived in the offseason to replace Unai Emery, the former coach of Borrussia Dortmund has been reinforced by his leadership.

Two seasons to "bring this team to the top"

"The whole family of Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to see Thomas Tuchel extend his contract", said the club's president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, in a statement. Also under investigation for "active corruption" in the awarding of the World Athletics Championships in Qatar, PSG's strongman salutes a coach "Immediately adopted", "huge passionate football" and "At the same time very demanding and listening to others".

Chosen by the Emir of Qatar to make a point to the club on the European scene, in spring 2018, Thomas Tuchel had insisted that he wanted "Continue to PSG" after the disillusion of the Coupe de France final, lost against Rennes. Now bound until the end of the season 2021 – an extension signed in the spring but announced Saturday – the German coach now has two years to "Bring this team to the top of its ambitions". With which staff? The transfer window that begins on June 11 should allow to know more.

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