Trophee des Champions: Pochettino wins first trophy of managerial career

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By David Awopetu

Mauricio Pochettino has won his first trophy of his managerial career just three games into his reign as Paris Saint-Germain boss.

The 48-year-old former Tottenham boss only replaced Thomas Tuchel at the French club earlier this month.

After losing in the League Cup and Champions League final at Tottenham, the Argentine has started off in the best possible way in France.

Mauro Icardi tapped home PSG’s opener from close range and won a penalty which Neymar scored for the second.

Dmitri Payet scored a late consolation with a clever flick for Marseille.

Pochettino has now done what he could not manage in England and Spain by claiming silverware, after PSG beat Marseille 2-1 to win the Trophee des Champions for an eighth year in a row.

He failed to win anything in almost four years at Espanyol, 16 months at Southampton and five and a half years with Spurs.

The victory continues PSG’s dominance of French football. They have won 19 of their past 20 finals in domestic cups and have won this competition for the past eight years.

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