PSG target Luis Enrique as next manager amid interest from Napoli

As Paris Saint-Germain’s managerial shortlist for this summer continues to grow, the only certainty appears to be that Christophe Galtier – who is set to win the Ligue 1 title in his first season at the club – will not see out his two-year contract.

With the likes of José Mourinho and Thiago Motta reported to be in the running already, Le Parisien indicate this afternoon that former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique is also a candidate.

Unlike in the case of the other potential arrivals, the upper management unanimously agree that the 53-year-old would be a good choice, given his experience on the big stage – notably winning the treble with Barcelona in 2015. His Spain side were knocked out of the World Cup at the last 16 stage by eventual semi-finalists Morocco. 

Luis Enrique’s experience managing big players and the fact that Spanish is the main language at the club’s training ground are also factors that would favour his appointment, as well as his attractive style of play.

The Spaniard’s team have denied any contact with PSG when asked by Le Parisien. PSG also face competition from Serie A winners Napoli, who are set to lose Luciano Spalletti amid disagreements with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis. In any case, 6 years after leaving the Catalan bench, Luis Enrique looks set to return to club management.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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