After separating from Christophe Galtier, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) unveiled its new coach, Luis Enrique, on Wednesday. In a press release, PSG clarified that “ the Spanish technician has signed up for a two-season contract“.
During the press conference, former FC Barcelona and Spain national team coach Luis Enrique said: I have no doubt that we will have a great team“.
53-year-old Luis Enrique Martinez Garcia arrives at PSG with a solid record and a dazzling international reputation. He began his playing career at Sporting de Gijon (1989-1992) before joining Real Madrid (1992-1996). He then magnified his career at FC Barcelona (1996-2004), where he ended his playing career.
Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the appointment of Luis Enrique as head coach of its professional team.
The Spanish technician has signed a two-season contract. 🔴🔵#WelcomeToParisLuisEnrique
— Paris Saint Germain (@PSG_inside) July 5, 2023
Luis Enriques began his coaching career, four years after retiring from sport, first with FC Barcelona’s B team (2008-2011), then with AS Roma (2011-2012), where he had his first experience abroad.
After a spell at Celta Vigo (2013-2014), Luis Enrique finally took the reins of FC Barcelona in 2014 and won his first titles.
In the 2014-2015 season, he achieved a historic treble by winning the Champions League, La Liga and the Spanish Cup. A few months later, he also won the Super Cup and the Club World Cup. His adventure at FC Barcelona ended in 2017, after winning a Spanish league title (2016) and two Spanish Cups (2016 and 2017).
Then, Luis Enrique took the reins of the Spanish national team from July 2018 to June 2019, then from November 2019 to December 2022. With the Spanish selection, he reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and the final of the League of Nations (2021).
The Spanish technician has also won numerous individual awards, including Best FIFA Coach of the Year in 2015.
” I am delighted to arrive in Paris to live a new experience (…) It is so exciting to meet new people, to live in this city, to learn a new language and above all to coach PSG“, he confided.