At his press conference alongside club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the 2020/21 league winner laid out his plans to deal with his star-studded squad, ahead of what will be his biggest challenge yet as a manager.
“I want to see intensity, rhythm, and the players winning the ball back quickly high up the pitch. I haven’t met the players yet but I’ve spoken with the management about what I want to do.”
“[…] Being demanding, hard work, respect, and the team above all. As with any squad there will be a few breaches, it will happen. No player will be above the team. My objective is that this sum of talents becomes a great team with great strength. I am convinced that together we can have the best season possible. If players step out of this framework, they will be cast aside.”