Spanish coach Luis Enrique has emerged as the favorite to take over at Paris Saint-Germain.
“PSG have chosen former Spain national team coach Enrique as their new coach to lead the team next season,” France’s L’Equipe reported on Monday (Aug. 18). “We are still working out some details, but Enrique will be the next head coach of PSG.” 토토사이트
“PSG believe they are not far from reaching an agreement with Enrique. Not everything is resolved, but we are very close.”
Enrique is a legend in the game, having played for both Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona during his career. He also won 62 caps for Spain, including the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals against South Korea.
His coaching career has been full of twists and turns. He began his coaching career in 2008 when he took over for Pep Guardiola as Barcelona’s B team manager, replacing him as the club’s first team coach.
During this time, Enrique went from strength to strength. He promoted Barcelona B from the lower leagues to the Spanish second division, the Segunda Liga, where they finished third in their final season.
He then moved to Italy to take charge of the prestigious AS Roma, where he failed. Enrique’s tactics, which favored a Spanish-style 4-3-3, were not suited to Italian football, and he was relieved of his duties after just one full season due to poor results.
Enrique returned to Spanish soccer as head coach of Celta Vigo, where he led the team to ninth place in his first season, before heading to his hometown club Barcelona, who were looking for a new manager ahead of the 2014/15 season.
He led the MSN trio of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar to become the first team in soccer history to win a second treble, but Enrique’s tenure ended in 2016/17 after failing to win La Liga or the Champions League 안전놀이터순위.
After leaving Barcelona, Enrique took charge of the Spanish national team and led them to Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where they again failed to meet expectations.
Since then, Enrique has been linked to Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and other clubs, but he is now looking for a new challenge and has emerged as a leading candidate to take over at PSG.
Enrique’s Spanish background and tactical approach to passing soccer could be a boon for Lee, who is also on the verge of a move to PSG.
Lee’s style of play is a perfect fit for Enrique’s passing game, and with his fluency in Spanish, communication with his manager shouldn’t be a problem.
Enrique will be a huge boost for Lee in what could be an awkward environment in France.