After many weeks of speculations about the name of the new coach of PSG for the next season, the club of the capital made an announcement on Monday. The new coach will be the Thomas Tuchel of Germany.
Since the announcement of the no-prolongation of the contract of U. Emery, PSG was without trainer since few days and the end of the season. But managers of the club did not wait many days to announce the new name of the coach. Tuchel will have the harder task to allow PSG to make headway on the European scene and in the Champions League, in which the club did not pass the round of eighteen since the arrival of Qatari investors in 2011.
Even if PSG is not lucky each year during the lucky draw (they had often to play against FC Barcelona, Chelsea or Real Madrid this year), some difficulties appeared. For example last year during the round of the sixteen against FC Barcelona and their winning 4-0 during the first game, they unfortunately lost the second game 6-1. An inexplicable error for the entire club which is today the bigger no-qualification during a round of the Champions League.
Tuchel has signed a contract for 2 years. Since his eviction from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season 2016-2017, the German coach was without club. The choice of this coach has been given by Emir Tamin al Thani, who would have heard the greatest good from relatives and especially the consul of Qatar in Germany. The choice of T. Tuchel is a challenge because he has never really shown on the European scene except a quarter of Champions League in 2017 with the club of Dortmund.
"His ambitious personality, his assertive taste for a forward-looking game and his strength of character are part of the style we have always heard Paris Saint-Germain," Al-Khelaïfi said in the club's press release. "I'm looking forward to working with all those great players, all of whom are among the best on the planet," said the German coach.
"With my staff we will do everything we can to help the team push their limits. At the highest international level, there is tremendous potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me." The German has a few weeks ahead of him to prepare for this new challenge. And think about the different transfer he wants to bring to his group to make this PSG, his PSG.
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Louis Gilbert is a French student. His passion for sports came during his childhood by playing tennis for four years. His interest increased by watching football games with friends during the weekend and developed a passion for the French team Olympique Lyonnais.