This Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain was not blazing against Club Brugge (1-0), but the club of the capital assured the essential, namely the victory and its ticket for the knockout stages of the Champions League. On paper, nothing special to report. But as often in Paris, the mercato rumors are going well. Especially since several red and blue elements are concerned. First city: Thomas Tuchel.
Prolonged until 2021, the German, which was announced in the viewfinder of Bayern Munich, does not seem to manage to impose a convincing style of play to his team, despite some XXL performances like the 3-0 inflicted on Real Madrid. It was enough to question his future in the capital. Clearly, his sports director, Leonardo, could replace him with a technician whose profile would be more familiar (Massimiliano Allegri for example). Sounds of corridor to which the Brazilian answered.
Leonardo calm the game with Cavani and Silva
"I saw we were talking about departure. We are in direct contact. We talk all the time. He was there when I arrived. We are in the traditional pattern of a sports director and a coach who was already in place and who has his ideas. I have never been contacted by anyone. There is no story, there is nothing at all, he said at the microphone of RMC Sport. Finally, the 1994 world champion did not escape the questions about the duo Edinson Cavani-Thiago Silva.
Aged 32 and 35 respectively, the Uruguayan and the Brazilian will be free of any contract at the end of the season. But if the benefits of Monstro are unanimously welcomed and deemed sufficient to justify a new lease, the situation of the Matador is different. Unlike his teammate, Cavani must now manage the strong competition Mauro Icardi. Not to mention recurring physical glitches. What generate doubt about the desire of the PSG to extend, despite its special status within the club. But for Leonardo, no question of making a decision in a rush.
"I think we created competition (with Mauro Icardi). Today is like that and maybe in a month it will be something else. I hope the competition will be very lively between them. Cavani is the best scorer in the history of the club, it's a story that will end well. Afterwards, it was very clear with him and Thiago Silva. (…) They are in their last year of contract. It is clear that we will move forward together, with their last year of contract. The future ? We will decide together. There must be no doubts or what … We have to be clear with them all the time, and we will see what will happen during the season. (…) There is no timing, it will depend on our feelings, our situation. If that's the way we go, we'll decide together what we're going to do. ".