French Champions PSG Appoints Luis Enrique As New Manager

Soccer Football – Paris St Germain – Paris St Germain unveil new coach Luis Enrique – Paris-Saint-Germain Training Centre, Poissy, France – July 5, 2023 Paris St Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and new coach Luis Enrique pose with a club shirt during the press conference REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French champions, PSG have hired former Spain and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as their new manager.

The 53-year-old Spaniard has signed a two-year contract with the French champions, and replaces Christophe Galtier.

Galtier was sacked by the Paris club despite winning the Ligue 1 title in his one season in charge.

For Enrique, it is his first role since he stepped down as Spain manager in December after defeat by Morocco on penalties in the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup.

Enrique’s last job in club management was at Barcelona, where he won nine trophies in three seasons between 2014 and 2017.

He won the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey Treble in his first campaign in charge.

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder takes over a PSG squad in transition, as question marks remain over the futures of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar following Lionel Messi’s departure to Inter Miami.

The club’s Qatari owners are intent on trying to build a team rather than continuing the policy of signing high-profile players, which has so far failed to deliver the Champions League success they crave.

PSG said: “The entire Paris St-Germain team would like to thank Christophe Galtier, as well as his assistants Thierry Oleksiak and Joao Sacramento, for their professionalism and commitment throughout the season.”


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