PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN president Nasser al-Khelaifi has confirmed Mauricio Pochettino’s exit from the club.
Earlier this month, the Parisians reportedly decided to part ways with the Frenchman by mutual consent.
Despite leading PSG to Ligue 1 glory last season, Pochettino came under pressure when his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the Round-of-16, Thesun.co.uk reports.
Club officials are still waiting for their first Champions League title, but they do not believe that the former Spurs boss will be the person to deliver it.
And as a result, they already have his replacement lined up.
Al-Khelaifi has revealed that the club’s top target is Nice manager Christophe Galtier.
In an interview with Le Parisien, he said: “We have a shortlist of coaches, we are in talks with Nice, this is not a secret.”
The two clubs have reportedly been in talks for the past few days and a deal will likely be struck this week.
Galtier joined Nice at the beginning of last season shortly after leading Lille to the Ligue 1 title.
While he is the priority for PSG, the club have also considered Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho as potential alternatives.
Although he is set to depart, Pochettino is still causing a row at the Parc des Princes.
He is expecting no less than £17million as a compensation fee, but PSG want to slash that figure.
The Parisians have also axed former sporting director Leonardo.
He has been replaced by new football advisor Luis Campos, who previously worked at Monaco.