Pochettino at Paris SG
His arrival had caused quite a stir. Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino replaced ex-trainer Thomas Tuchel at the end of 2020. His first match ended in a draw against AS Saint-Etienne. He has just beaten Olympique Marseille in the 2020 Trophée des Champions, after a heated match between Neymar and Alvaro. Moreover, the details of the coach's salary have just been revealed—he is under contract until 2022 with Paris Saint-Germain with an optional additional year.
Highest-paid coach in the club's history
Mauricio Pochettino should earn, according to l'Equipe, approximately 525.000 euros net of tax per month (£467.000), not counting individual and group bonuses. As a monthly gross amount, this reaches 940.000 euros (£836.000). However, his salary is scalable. He should earn 625.000 euros net of tax (£556.000) starting next summer. This sum could reach 670.000 euros (£596.000) should the optional third year be activated. This makes him the highest paid coach in the history of Paris Saint-Germain. Thomas Tuchel originally received 420.000 euros gross per month (£373.600), then 625,000 euros (£556.000) following his extension in 2019. Salaries far from those of Ligue 1 referees.
Pochettino earns more than average at PSG
In the Paris Saint-Germain payroll in monthly gross euros, the Argentinian tactician and former Tottenham Spurs coach would come just behind 6 players:Neymar with 3.060.000 euros (£2.700.000), Mbappé with 1.910.000 euros (£1.700.000), Marquinhos and Verratti with 1.200.000 euros each (£1.060.000), Di Maria with 1.100.000 euros, and Navas with 1.000.000 euros (£890.000).
No amount of money can prevent the hell of 2020 from leaking into this new year, though. Indeed, on Friday 15, it was announced that Pochettino had been tested positive for Covid-19 after a standard PCR test. His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino handled the match on the 16th.