New Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino won his first-ever trophy as a professional manager as his side beat Marseille 2-1 in the French Super Cup final played at the Stade Bollaert-Detelis Stadium on Wednesday night,13th January.

The win comes just 11 days after the 48-year-old Argentine coach took charge of the Ligue 1 champions, replacing former coach Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked on 29th December.

Mauro Icardi opened the scoring for PSG in the 39th minute of the first-half, before Neymar sealed the result with an 85th-minute penalty. Dimitri Payet scored an injury-time consolation goal for Marseille.

Speaking after the match the former Tottenham boss said praised his prayers for the great achievement.

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“I’m really proud and I’m feeling really good. I want to congratulate the players and say thank you to them and to Paris Saint-Germain, to Nasser the president and Leonardo the sporting director for trusting us and giving us the possibility to fight for big things and trophies,” Pochettino was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

“Yes I’m so happy and it was a very special night for us to have beaten our opponents and of course to win the trophy.”

The result not only sealed Pochettino’s first title with the team, but also the eighth consecutive French Super Cup title for the Parisians.

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PSG’s next fixture is against Angers in the Ligue 1 on Saturday, 16th January.

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