Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has thanked Thomas Tuchel for ‘writing a wonderful part of the club’s history’ and says ‘nobody will forget’ the German’s time in charge.
The 47-year-old won four domestic trophies last season and steered PSG to the Champions League final just four months back but was dismissed on Christmas Eve is set to be replaced by ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino at the Parc des Princes.
The Ligue 1 champions endured a disappointing start to their title defence under Tuchel’s tutelage and sit third in the table, one point behind joint-leaders Lyon and Lille, after their 4-0 win over Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Just this week, Tuchel admitted he was ‘angry’ that his achievements were often overlooked and that it was a ‘big challenge’ to keep the likes of Neymar and Mbappe happy in the French capital.
Mbappe and Tuchel had their differences and were involved in a fiery touchline bust-up during PSG’s clash with Montpellier in February – but the France forward shared a classy message on social media in tribute to his former manager on Thursday night.
‘It is sadly the law of football,’ Mbappe posted on Instagram. ‘Nobody will forget your time here.
‘You wrote a wonderful part of the club’s history and I say to you thank you coach.’
Tuchel, who previously managed Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, took over the reins from Unai Emery at PSG back in June 2018.
He lost just 19 of his 127 games in charge of the club, winning 95 and drawing 13.
It’s understood talks between PSG and Pochettino are at an advanced stage and an official announcement over Tuchel’s successor is expected over the next few days.