PSG star Kylian Mbappe reportedly wants to see 14 people leave the French side this summer in a mass cull – including manager Mauricio Pochettino and fellow forward Neymar. The 23-year-old recently committed his future to the club by snubbing Real Madrid to sign a new three-year deal worth £650,000-a-week with the French giants.
As part of the lucrative deal it is believed that the Frenchman has been given more power behind the scenes and he could be set to start pulling the strings in the transfer window. The World Cup winner wants a mass clear out of talent – including coaching staff and players – with as many as 14 people’s jobs at risk, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Neymar and manager Mauricio Pochettino are said to headline the star forward’s list.
Mbappe is also said to want to axe key members of the squad such as Mauro Icardi , Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes and Thilo Kehrer.
Meanwhile, Danilo Pereira, Layvin Kurzawa, Pablo Sarabia , Juan Bernat, Colin Dagba and Sergio Rico are also thought to be in his firing line.
The boss’s future has been under intense scrutiny recently, despite being under contract with the French outfit until the end of next season.
Despite leading PSG to the Ligue 1 title, their disappointing performance on the European stage – which saw them knocked out by Real Madrid in the last 16 – has led to talk that the former Tottenham boss could be replaced.
The Argentine had also been linked to the Manchester United job before the club confirmed Erik ten Hag as the new permanent manager.
However, Pochettino recently insisted he wants to see out the final year of his contract, insisting he is ‘motivated’ at the club.