After talks with former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann collapsed last week Paris Saint-Germain looked to be back to the drawing board in their search for a successor to Christophe Galtier, who is set to leave after just one season in charge.
A shortlist of candidates had emerged, with the likes of Sérgio Conceição, Mikel Arteta, and Luis Enrique being linked to the Ligue 1 champions. According to L’Équipe this afternoon, PSG have opted for the latter to take over, and the former Barcelona and Spain manager is now set to be their next manager – although there are several details still left to iron out.
Luis Enrique was initially hesitant on moving ahead with discussions given that PSG were also keen on Nagelsmann, but is now set on joining, and the club are hoping to announce his arrival in the coming week.
The Spaniard has emerged as the favoured option as a result of his experience, his impressive honours list, and his ability to build a collective rather than focusing on one single player. Crucially, both club president Nasser Al Khelaifi and sporting advisor Luís Campos agree with his appointment. This, report L’Équipe, was not the case with both of Conceição and Marcelo Gallardo, with whom talks were still taking place on Saturday. PSG are staying in contact with both, though, in case the deal to bring Luis Enrique is not finalised.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin