Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has been announced as the new head coach of Paris Saint-Germain.
Enrique, 53, has signed a two-year deal with the Parisian giants and was presented to the world media in a press conference this afternoon.
Luis Enrique takes over as PSG coach
The announcement has been eagerly awaited by PSG fans since last week with Enrique replacing predecessor Christophe Galtier just days after the Frenchman was arrested over allegations of discrimination during his time as manager of Nice.
Speaking of his appointment, the former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder said, “I am delighted to arrive in Paris to live a new experience. 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 is expected to oversee a large turnover of players this summer with the Parisians expected to re-sign Dutch international Xavi Simons according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. The 22-year-old is available for just $6.5m due to a buyback clause in the attacking midfielder’s following his transfer to the Eredivisie side last summer.
However, PSG officials will have to act fast, with the buyback clause set to expire at the end of this month.