Luis Enrique has been appointed as Paris Saint-Germain’s new head coach. The former Barcelona manager has been given a two-year contract at Parc des Princes.
PSG has hired Luis Enrique as its manager.
contracts for two years with the Ligue 1 champions
It will be anticipated that the team will become a UCL contender.
Before making Christophe Galtier’s firing official at the beginning of the week. PSG ultimately secured a contract termination deal with him and had Luis Enrique ready to take over. Since being fired by Spain after their unexpected round of 16 World Cup defeat at the hands of Morocco, the Spaniard had been jobless. However, PSG has concluded he is the best candidate to lead the club ahead because of his outstanding resume at the top level.
THE BIGGER PICTURE:
Galtier was held accountable for PSG’s disappointing 2022–23 season. Which saw them stutter to a lacklustre defence of their Ligue 1 title and bow out of the Champions League in the first round for the fourth time in the previous six seasons. Having been hired until at least the end of the 2024–25 season, Luis Enrique will be under pressure to turn the Parisians into serious contenders for the most coveted title in European football.
Additionally, Luis Enrique won the Champions League once before with Barcelona, as he led them to an unprecedented treble in his debut year at Camp Nou in 2014–15. He left Catalonia in the summer of 2017 after collecting a total of nine trophies during his tenure there. The following year, Spain came calling, and he was on the sidelines for 44 games for the national team, recording 24 victories along with 11 draws and nine defeats. Under his direction, La Roja made it to the Euro 2024 semifinals, but they fell short in Qatar last year.
WHAT WILL PSG DO NEXT?
The PSG team will now begin to bear Luis Enrique’s imprint. But since Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos both left the team at the end of June. He will not have the opportunity to work with either of them. In the midst of an ongoing contract dispute, Kylian Mbappe has been rumoured to join them. But Luis Enrique will be adamant about keeping the Frenchman for the 2023–24 season.