PSG Appoint Thomas Tuchel As New Manager

French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have named Thomas Tuchel as their new manager.

Tuchel replaces Unai Emery who will leave the capital club after his two-year contract was not renewed.

Tuchel, 44, has been without a managerial job since he left German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in May 2017 and has signed a two-year contract with the French club.

He spent two successful years as Dortmund manager as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s successor in 2015 and has signed a two-year deal at Parc des Princes.

On his appointment, the former Borussia Dortmund manager said: “It is with great joy, pride and ambition that I join this great world football club that is Paris St-Germain.”

“I look forward to working with all these great players, all of whom are among the best on the planet. With my staff, we will do everything to help the team push their limits to the highest international level.

“There is extraordinary potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me. I am also looking forward to discovering Parc des Princes, a legendary European football stadium with a fantastic atmosphere.”

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “Thomas is one of the most competitive European coaches to have emerged at the highest level in recent years.

“His ambitious personality, his assertive taste for forward-moving play and his strength of character are part of the style we have always heard at Paris St-Germain.” he concluded.