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Luis Enrique is the new head coach of Paris Saint-Germain

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Former Barcelona and Spain coach Luis Enrique has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions announced on Wednesday.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that he is on a two-year contract after the departure of Christophe Galtier.

The 53-year-old, who had been a free agent since being sacked as Spain coach last December, replaces Christophe Galtier after his departure from the club was confirmed earlier in the day.

His main goal will be to deliver the Champions League trophy which has eluded the Qatari owners since they bought the club.

He stood down as Spain manager after their World Cup last-16 defeat to Morocco in December and takes on his first club role since leaving Barcelona in 2017.

Luis Enrique spent three seasons in charge of the Catalans, winning the Champions League once, LaLiga twice and the Copa del Rey on three occasions.

Upon being unveiled, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining Paris in order to enjoy a new experience.

“It’s so exciting to meet new people, to live in this city, to learn a new language and, above all, to manage PSG.

“I want to thank the club for the confidence they have shown in me. It took us very little time to talk about what we could do here with the project.”

He takes over during an uncertain period for PSG, despite the club finishing top of Ligue 1 for the ninth time in 11 seasons in May.

Lionel Messi has left the French champions for Inter Miami, while the futures of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are uncertain.

Mbappe has informed the club that he intends to leave when his contract finishes next summer but Luis Enrique is philosophical about the situation.

He said: “A lot of things can happen. I will keep it private as it’s professional secrecy. 

“I cannot give confidences but we will try to make the best possible squad for PSG.”

The club’s chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, said of Luis Enrique’s appointment: “It will be a new way of playing, a new style.

“We have one of the best coaches in the world. Not just because of what he has done but because of the way he plays football. We want this club to play the best attacking style of football in the world.”

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