Paris St-Germain, the reigning French champions, are almost ready to name Luis Enrique as their next manager.
Although Christophe Galtier’s departure from PSG has not yet been officially announced by the club, it’s likely to happen sooner rather than later.
Galtier, 56, was chosen to succeed Mauricio Pochettino in July 2022, but he failed to live up to the expectations. Ever since Luis Enrique left Spain during the World Cup in Qatar, he has been connected to some clubs.
After negotiations with former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann came to a halt, PSG resorted to 53-year-old Enrique. Before leading Nou Camp from 2014 to 2017, Luis Enrique established himself as a player with Barcelona.
Instead of continuing the practice of bringing in several costly, high-profile players, which has so far failed to produce the Champions League success that the club’s Qatari owners desire, PSG is determined to restart the club and the whole squad.
Galtier got off to a good start in the French capital, going 22 games without losing in all competitions, and PSG was five points ahead at the top of Ligue 1 when the World Cup season was suspended.
Nevertheless, they suffered nine losses once club play started, stumbled to the finish line to finish one point behind Lens in the league, and fell to Bayern in the round of 16 of the Champions League.