Luis Enrique appointed new Paris Saint-Germain manager, Galtier Out
Former Spain and Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique is the new Paris Saint-Germain manager, the club confirmed on Wednesday. The 53-year-old replaces Christophe Galtier, who departed after one season in Paris.
Enrique left his role as Spain head coach after they were knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16 following a shock loss to Morocco. The former Barcelona boss has been linked with numerous jobs since his Spain departure, including the vacancy at Chelsea, before Mauricio Pochettino was appointed at Stamford Bridge.
PSG were also reportedly in talks with former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann but an agreement could not be struck.
Enrique represented Barcelona as a player for eight years following a five-year stint at Real Madrid and became boss of the former between 2014 and 2018 after spells at AS Roma and Celta Vigo.
He led Barcelona to two La Liga titles including one as part of the treble with the Champions League and Copa del Rey during his first year in charge.
“Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce that Luis Enrique has been named as its first team’s new head coach, with the Spanish manager signing a two-year contract,” the club wrote on their official website.
Luis Enrique added: “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.”