Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in Germany.
The decision to part ways with the German manager came hours after the French champions smashed four goals past Racing Strasbourg, which saw them close the gap to Ligue 1 leaders Lyon.
According to Sky Germany, PSG's sporting director Leonardo relieved the 47-year-old of his managerial duties on Wednesday night, which comes four months after Tuchel led the Parisian outfit to the Champions League final.
Wednesday night's game at the Parc des Princes was the club's last game before the league's three-week winter break, which will see them return on January 6 to face St Etienne.
Thomas Tuchel has reportedly been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain just days before Christmas
However, After I thought about it, I felt the game against Barcelona could be the major drive behind the exit of Thomas Tuchel.
PSG will face Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the Champions League after securing the top spot in their Group.
They would hope to edge past Barca if the dream of winning the Champions League will be possible this season.
PSG might have sacked Thomas Tuchel because they don't believe in his philosophy.
I think they are scared of the threat posed by Barcelona, especially with Lionel Messi.
Considering what happened with Unai Emery in 2017, and the possibility of Tuchel facing the same problem.
I think PSG made the decision early so as to prepare another manager ahead of the clash against Barcelona.