Luis Enrique has been named the next head coach of Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract, the club has confirmed
The former Barcelona manager comes to the French capital with a wealth of expertise and a stellar resume. Christophe Galtier was let go by PSG today, which allowed Enrique to sign.
Since leaving the Spanish national squad following their surprising elimination from the 2022 World Cup against Morocco, he had remained jobless. His qualifications are still excellent despite this setback. He was chosen by PSG as the best choice to guide the team into a new era. After a disappointing 2022–23 season at Parc des Princes, Galtier was fired. In the second part of the season, PSG underperformed.
The club had trouble convincingly retaining their Ligue 1 championship, and they were eliminated from the Champions League early. The fact that Galtier is being accused of discrimination and bigotry did not help. Although he has refuted the accusations, his reputation is in ruins. Enrique’s main goal will be to turn PSG into a legitimate Champions League title contender.
The 53-year-old has seen success before. In his first season as Barcelona’s manager in 2014–15, he led the club to an unprecedented treble. Enrique won nine trophies when he was at Camp Nou. He took over the national squad of Spain after leaving Barcelona in 2017. The 2020 European Championship semifinals were reached under his leadership. They did not live up to expectations at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, though.
The Parisians have now hired Enrique and are hoping that his leadership will help them maintain their local hegemony and win the desired European championship. Before withdrawing from the competition, German strategist Julian Nagelsmann came very close to being hired by PSG. Zinedine Zidane was their main objective, but he declined the position as he has done on numerous times.
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