Mauricio Pochettino has denied that Kylian Mbappe played any role in getting him sacked at Paris Saint-Germain.
Pochettino’s long-expected departure was finally confirmed last month after the Argentine again failed to deliver the Champions League title, and there had been speculation that Mbappe was behind the ouster.
But Mbappe himself had strongly denied on social media that he held any responsibility in the matter., and his statement has now been backed by his former boss.
In an interview with Argentinian outlet infobae, Pochettino said:
What I think is that PSG has done everything possible to retain Kylian and I also agree with that.
He is one of the best players in world football today and I think that PSG, having all the resources to do it, have convinced him to stay. But I don’t think Kylian is the one who designed the new project either [that saw me leave].
Those who rule, in this case the president, are those who would have thought that the most convenient thing was a new project in the club.