Great experience, strong character … Who is Luis Enrique, the future coach of PSG



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10:57 a.m., July 05, 2023

The Spaniard Luis Enrique will, barring an unlikely reversal of the situation, take over from Christophe Galtier on the bench of Paris Saint-Germain and must be presented this Wednesday. PSG announced the holding of a press conference at 2 p.m. in its brand new training center in Poissy in the Yvelines.

Known for several weeks, the successor to Christophe Galtier on the PSG bench has not yet been presented. It will be chosen this Wednesday during a press conference to be held at 2 p.m. in the brand new training center in Poissy in the Yvelines. 53-year-old Spaniard Luis Enrique will therefore become the eighth coach of the capital club since the arrival of the Qataris.

Technician with a strong CV and a strong character, the former midfielder notably trained FC Barcelona and led the Spanish selection until last December during the World Cup in Qatar. In his first season at the head of Barça, the Spaniard achieved a fantastic hat-trick by winning the championship, the Spanish Cup and the Champions League. Neymar, whom Luis Enrique will therefore find in Paris, was playing under his orders at the time.

“He is a coach who has references”

Among his other feats of arms, we can obviously cite the famous remontada lost to… PSG when he was on the Blaugrana bench. Barça won 6-1 against the Parisians in the knockout stages of the Champions League after a 4-0 defeat in the first leg.

For the former triciolore international, Alain Giresse, Luis Enrique therefore represent a very good catch for the club of the capital. “He’s a coach who has references, he has the principles of the game. It’s quite attractive, now, we know very well that the quality of a coach alone is not enough. When we see the context, it’s “It’s quite complicated.”

Luis Enrique should not arrive alone in the capital since PSG could quickly formalize the arrival of several players, including the 2018 world champion Lucas Hernandez or the Spanish international Marco Asensio.


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