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  • Posted by Rayo Online
  • Date : 19 Jun 2023
  • Time : 01:25PM


French champions Paris St-Germain are close to appointing Luis Enrique as their new manager.

PSG have not yet confirmed the exit of boss Christophe Galtier, but it is widely assumed his spell at the club will come to an end this summer.

Galtier, 56, was appointed as Mauricio Pochettino's successor in July 2022 but fell short of expectations.

Luis Enrique has been linked with numerous jobs since leaving Spain after the World Cup in Qatar.

PSG turned to the 53-year-old after talks with former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann ended without agreement.

Luis Enrique made his name as a player with Barcelona before becoming head coach at the Nou Camp between 2014 and 2017.

PSG are intent on resetting the club and trying to build a team rather than continuing the policy of signing a collection of expensive high-profile players, which has so far failed to deliver the Champions League success demanded by the club's Qatari owners.

Galtier made a strong start to life in the French capital, avoiding defeat in 22 games across all competitions, and PSG sat five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 when the season paused for the World Cup.

However, they lost nine times after club football resumed and limped over the line to finish just a point clear of Lens in the league, while exiting the Champions League in the last 16 to Bayern.Luis Enrique is reportedly set to become the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Spain and Barcelona coach, 53, is 'in advanced talks' with the French champions to succeed Christophe Galtier.

Luis Enrique is expected to agree terms with PSG in the coming days, the Guardian reports, as he prepares to make a return to club management for the first time since leaving Barcelona in 2017.He stepped down from his position with the Spanish national team in December, after they lost on penalties to Morocco in the World Cup last-16.

It comes after talks with Julian Nagelsmann to take over at the Parc des Princes broke down.But talks with Luis Enrique are at an advanced stage with his backroom staff being selected - and an official announcement could come this week.

His primary mission will be to deliver the Champions League to PSG, having won the competition with Barcelona in 2015.

During his time in charge at the Nou Camp, Luis Enrique also won two LaLiga titles and three Spanish Cups, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

He took over as Spain's coach in July 2018 and took them to the semi-finals of Euro 2020, where they lost to Italy on penalties.