Luis Enrique nears PSG managerial role after Nagelsmann talks collapse
Luis Enrique is currently engaged in advanced discussions with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to become their new manager. After leaving his position with Spain following the World Cup in December, the 53-year-old has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Christophe Galtier.
PSG's negotiations with Julian Nagelsmann fell through, prompting them to restart their search for a new manager.
The club had compiled a list of potential candidates, including Sergio Conceicao, Mikel Arteta, and Luis Enrique. According to L'Equipe, PSG has chosen Luis Enrique as their preferred option.
However, there are still a few details to be sorted out before the agreement is finalized. Despite initial reservations due to PSG's interest in Nagelsmann, Luis Enrique is now determined to join the club, and PSG aims to make an official announcement regarding his appointment in the upcoming week.
Luis Enrique's selection as the frontrunner is primarily due to his extensive experience, impressive track record of achievements, and his ability to foster a cohesive team dynamic rather than relying solely on individual players.
Importantly, both club president Nasser Al Khelaifi and sporting advisor Luis Campos are in agreement with his potential appointment.
In contrast, discussions with Conceicao and Marcelo Gallardo were still ongoing on Saturday, and PSG remains in contact with both managers as alternatives in case the deal with Luis Enrique falls through.
This potential move marks Luis Enrique's return to club management after departing from Barcelona in 2017. PSG, the reigning Ligue 1 champions, are eager to secure a new manager as Galtier is set to depart after just one season in charge.
With talks progressing positively, it is anticipated that Luis Enrique will reach an agreement with PSG in the coming days, signaling a new chapter in his managerial career.