Following Christophe Galtier’s dismissal, former Spain and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has been selected as Paris St. Germain’s new manager.
Despite his success in leading the French club to a record 11th Ligue 1 championship in his first season in charge, Galtier was fired on Wednesday.
Enrique, who had been jobless since leaving his position with Spain following the 2014 World Cup, has now secured a two-year contract.
A statement read: “Paris St Germain is pleased to announce the appointment of Luis Enrique as head coach of the professional team. The Spanish coach has signed a two-year contract.”
Since PSG’s last-round Champions League exit, Galtier’s situation has been the focus of rumours.
The 56-year-old’s final departure came as little of a surprise even though his team went on to defeat Lens by one point in the domestic championship.
The club has undergone other changes this summer, including the departure of seven-time world player of the year Lionel Messi. Enrique will replace him. Another prominent player, Neymar, also has an uncertain future.
Enrique, 53, will take the lead in a new effort to be successful in Europe.
The Spaniard said: “I am delighted to arrive in Paris to live a new experience there. It’s so exciting to meet new people, to live in this city, to learn a new language and above all to coach PSG.”
Enrique played for Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Spain for a stellar playing career. He has also coached Roma and Celta Vigo.
Prior to spending four years with the Spanish national team, he twice won LaLiga while playing for the Catalan giants and led Barca to the Champions League in 2015.
After Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pocehttino, and Galtier, he is PSG’s fourth new head coach in a little over than five years.
PSG said in a statement: “At the end of the 2022-2023 season, Paris Saint-Germain informed Christophe Galtier of its decision to terminate his contract as first-team coach.”