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PSG signs manager Thomas Tuchel to brand new two-year contract

Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Thomas Tuchel the Coach of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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According to French media publication L’Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain has signed manager Thomas Tuchel to a new two-year contract, keeping him inked through the summer of 2021.

With Tuchel’s previous deal only good through next summer, there were rumors that Jose Mourinho was set to take over the French giants, but Tuchel’s new contract should put that speculation to bed. L’Equipe reports that Tuchel’s new contract replaces the old one, rather than serve as a year extension to the old deal.

The German has proved a polarizing figure in the French capital since arriving this past summer from Borussia Dortmund. Tuchel has not backed down from rifts with players, most notably with midfielder Adrien Rabiot who was frozen out of the team after refusing to sign a contract extension.

While PSG has run away with the Ligue 1 title yet again under Tuchel, leading by 20 points with two months to go, they slumped out of the Champions League in the Round of 16, coughing up a 2-0 first-leg lead to Manchester United, falling 3-1 in the return leg at home. The Champions League has been the bane of PSG’s existence under Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s ownership, wanting desperately to lift his club to the status as one of the best teams in Europe, but they have been consistently bounced early, reaching no further than the quarterfinals in each of the last seven years.

According to L’Equipe, Tuchel’s deal is complete, and he is set to put pen to paper sometime today.

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