Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach.
The 48-year-old former Tottenham manager, sealed a contract with the club until June 30, 2022, with an option for an additional year.
He replaces Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked by the French club on Christmas Eve, four months after steering them to their first Champions League final where they lost to Bayern Munich in Lisbon.
Pochettino will take charge of his first training session on Sunday when the players return from winter break.
Reacting to his appointment, Pochettino who played for PSG from 2001 to 2003 said: “I am really happy and honoured to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain. I would like to thank the club’s management for the trust they have placed in me.
“As you know, this club has always held a special place in my heart. I have wonderful memories, especially of the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes. I return to the club today with a lot of ambition and humility and am eager to work with some of the world’s most talented players.
“This team has fantastic potential and my staff and I will do everything we can to get the best for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions. We will also do our utmost to give our team the combative and attacking playing identity that Parisian fans have always loved.”