PSG transfer news now: Luis Enrique has replaced Christophe Galtier as the new PSG boss
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has officially introduced Luis Enrique as their new first-team manager. The former Spain and Barcelona boss has signed a two-year contract at the Parc des Princes, taking over from Christophe Galtier, whose departure was confirmed earlier this week.
Expressing his excitement, Enrique stated, “I’m delighted to be joining Paris in order to enjoy a new experience. It’s so exciting to meet new people, to live in this city, to learn a new language, and, above all, to manage PSG.” The 53-year-old Spaniard arrives in the French capital seven months after leaving his position as Spain head coach for the second time, following Spain’s last-16 World Cup exit to Morocco.
Enrique had been linked with potential moves to Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, but both clubs opted for other managerial appointments. PSG had also considered Julian Nagelsmann and approached Zinedine Zidane, but negotiations did not materialize, leading to their pursuit of Enrique.
During his second tenure as Spain head coach, Enrique guided the national team to the final of the UEFA Nations League in 2020-2021 and the semi-finals of Euro 2020. He won 20 of his 38 matches in charge. Prior to his international duties, Enrique achieved remarkable success during his three-year spell at Barcelona from 2014 to 2017. He secured a treble of Champions League, La Liga, and Copa del Rey titles in his debut season, and continued to add more silverware to his collection during his tenure.
Enrique’s impressive track record and his hunger for success have ignited high hopes among PSG supporters. At his first press conference, he thanked the club’s hierarchy for their trust and expressed his determination to build a strong team. “I don’t speak French, but I’ve started to study it,” he added.
Addressing the challenge of bringing European success to PSG, Enrique embraced the pressure and emphasized his ambition. “The context of the club? I love that pressure. Being ambitious is good. We’ll give it our all for the UCL. It’s a major and difficult challenge, but I’m totally up for it,” he affirmed.
As the new era begins at the Parc des Princes, fans eagerly anticipate the impact of Luis Enrique’s expertise and tactical prowess, hoping that he can guide PSG to the coveted UEFA Champions League trophy and further establish their dominance in domestic and European competitions.