PSG has made its choice for Luis Enrique


By: Manu Tournoux

In recent years, the life expectancy of a coach on the Paris Saint-Germain bench has not exceeded two years. Indeed, Unai Emery arrived in 2016 and left the club in 2018. His successor, Thomas Tuchel, was officially appointed on May 14, 2018. But he was dismissed like nothing by Leonardo on December 23, 2020 , well before the end of his contract. Mauricio Pochettino spent a year and a half in the capital. Christophe Galtier stayed even shorter since he left his post after only one season. Luis Enrique knew where he was going.

Barça wants him for his bench

Chosen by the Ile-de-France management, the Asturian, who came out of a long experience of four years on the bench of La Roja, signed a two-year lease on July 5, 2023. Linked to the Parisians until 2025, he posed quickly made his mark and imposed his style in Paris. Like it or not. As for FC Barcelona, ​​where he enjoyed numerous successes between 2014 and 2017, we are rather seduced by his methods. Moreover, the Cadena SER indicated yesterday that the Iberian technician is Deco’s priority at Barça. Indeed, the Blaugrana sports director wants to repatriate the club’s former coach.

This has the advantage of knowing the Catalan house perfectly. He will also know how to restart the machine, having managed several FCB talents in the Spanish selection. For all these reasons, but also because he is a strong coach, the residents of Camp Nou want to bring him back this summer. And for this, they are counting on the tensions reigning at PSG, in particular due to the departure of Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid. But the team chaired by Joan Laporta, which is experiencing financial problems, will have to review its copy.

PSG is clear

This Tuesday, Marca takes stock of this matter. The Spanish publication explains that “Luis Enrique is untouchable” at PSG. Indeed, the French club cannot imagine parting with him, especially since president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi greatly appreciates the work of his coach. He is “mad” from LE and delighted with the way the team plays and the way the coach runs the Ile-de-France locker room. A departure is therefore not on the agenda in the mind of NAK, who would therefore not make an easy task for the Culés if they ever asked for it.

For his part, Luis Enrique, to whom management leaves his hands free to lead the team and manage the thorny Mbappé case, is involved in the project entrusted to him. The idea is therefore to continue at least until 2025 for the coach, who usually sees his contracts through to the end. Moreover, Marca indicates that he still aims to strengthen the team during the next transfer window, particularly in midfield. The names of Gavi (Barça) and Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) are mentioned. Luis Enrique is therefore preparing for the future in Paris, not in Barcelona.

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