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Mauricio Pochettino ends career trophy drought 11 days after joining PSG

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Mauricio Pochettino has finally picked up the first trophy of his career, as PSG beat Marseille 2-1 to lift the Trophee des Champions.

Mauro Icardi netted in the first-half before Neymar sealed the victory deep in the second period from the penalty spot.

Dimitri Payet netted a late consolation for Marseille.

Pochettino only arrived at the Parc des Princes 11 days ago but has already scooped more silverware than at any of his other clubs.

Any PSG manager knows they must win competitions or face the boot, and Pochettino has got his return to Paris spot on with one under his belt nice and early.

Marseille tried their best to spoil the party for the Ligue 1 champions, as Andre Villas-Boas looked to get one over his fellow former Tottenham boss.

However, Payet failed to impress as a 'false 9' for the underdogs, as Angel Di Maria showed he still has so much to offer at the age of 32.

Poch was seen chatting with Villas-Boas before the clash but after the clash it was all about the celebrations with his players.

PSG did have to lift the trophy in an empty Stade Bollaert-Delelis, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions in France.

Pochettino will now be hoping he can get his side back to the Ligue 1 summit, as well as keeping one eye on the Champions League knockout stages.

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Tottenham and Southampton fans still look back on Pochettino favourably, despite his inability to add anything to their trophy cabinets.

Spurs fell just short of winning the Champions League just months before the boss' departure.

And Manchester United knocked Tottenham out of the 2017/18 FA Cup semi-final, leaving Pochettino pondering back then if his north London outfit was ready to win trophies.

"To compete in this type of game, I think we are ready to compete – but win is different," he said.

"The most important [thing] is that we are in this process, that after four years we can compete and that is fantastic.

"But the disappointment and frustration is that we are close but we cannot reach."

Pochettino's first game as PSG boss ended as a draw.

But the former Espanyol boss' first Ligue 1 win came over Brest last week.

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