In July, Paris Saint-Germain officialised the arrival of the seventh coach of the QSI era in the form of Spaniard Luis Enrique.
Thomas Tuchel is arguably the most successful PSG manager in recent history. After having taken the French club to the final of the Champions League (still the club’s most outstanding achievement in the competition), playing an attractive brand of football that won over the fans at the Parc des Princes and fostered the development of a large number of Parisian ‘titis‘ such as Moussa Diaby, Christopher Nkunku and Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi, it would be an understatement to say that the German tactician’s achievements have not been matched by any of his successors.
As the iconic French pop rock band ‘Les Rita Mitsouko’ remind us in their popular hit ‘Les histoire d’A,’ “love stories end badly in general”. Unfortunately, it was not an exception for Tuchel and PSG. An interview he did for German broadcaster SPORT1 sealed his fate with the capital club. In the interview, he claimed that managing PSG was akin to being a politician or a sports minister. He was not adequately recognised for leading the club to its first Champions League Final. Surely, now that the years have passed, with no other PSG manager matching his achievement, the Parisian board can recognise his work at the club.
When Tuchel was appointed as coach for PSG, he explained during his first press conference that despite his lack of trophies, PSG made it clear to him that they were not necessarily looking for a coach with the greatest track record. They were looking for someone with a precise style of play, a leader with a vision.
The appointment of Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino was a perfect match on paper. A former PSG playerRead on getfootballnewsfrance.com