Reflecting back on the 2010/11 season, Paris Saint Germain were fortunate to possess a promising squad made up of reliable defender Mamadou Sakho, talented midfielder Stephane Sessegnon, veteran winger Nene, and the leadership of legendary club captain Claude Makelele. It was later that year that the club were bought by unimaginably wealthy Qatari investors, but skip ahead eight years and they're yet to conquer Europe.
Prior to the financial takeover, a fourth place finish in Ligue 1 was a positive way to end the season for PSG, but even though league titles are drastically more common since that point in winning Ligue 1 in six of the eight years between the arrival of new owners and the completion of the current campaign, there's a feeling that the French champions are building a monopoly over their own division without influencing anything more monumental.
Last summer saw the questionable appointment of Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked as manager of Borussia Dortmund almost an entire year before taking on the role. His previous dismissal came from a turbulent relationship between Tuchel and Dortmund's primary owner, where he kicked up a fuss in complaining about the club's philosophy of allowing most of the top talent to depart to Bundesliga big dogs Bayern Munich.
Not only was his conduct enough to cost him his job, but it also questioned how he was able to run a club at this level, especially after later reports indicated that Thomas Tuchel was also known for only barely keeping contact with favourable Dortmund players Jakub Blaszczykowski, Neven Subotic and Roman Weidenfeller.
The childish methods which led Tuchel away from success at the Westfalenstadion didn't prevent him from landing another massive job though, put in charge of Paris Saint Germain, where he was given the opportunity to win all of Europe's top trophies with world-class figures like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Gianluigi Buffon, Dani Alves, Marco Verratti, Angel di Maria and Thiago Silva at his disposal.
Similarly to Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the PSG job could almost work without any leadership from Thomas Tuchel's guidance, but he still fell short in making it far into the Champions League and didn't even come away with either of France's domestic cups. Despite these shortcomings, rumours now hint at Paris Saint Germain offering the German a new contract, with his Ligue 1 title win being the only positive to build on; whether the supposed tactician has earned the right to more time at the club is another question entirely.