PSG Recruits Thomas Tuchel as New Manager

Ligue 1 boss emerges as new favourite for Arsenal post

Ligue 1 boss emerges as new favourite for Arsenal post

Tuchel, 44, who had been out of work since leaving Borussia Dortmund in May 2017, signs a two-year contract with the mega-rich Paris-based club.

Tuchel says "it is with much joy, pride and ambition that I am joining this big club, Paris Saint-Germain".

The treble-winning Qatar-backed French club are seeking be an UEFA Champions League superpower, with a view to winning it, and Tuchel spoke of his readiness for the task ahead.

"I will do everything possible with the help of my team to help the team reach the top levels of worldwide football".

"Paris Saint-Germain has enormous potential, and it is by far the most exciting proposition in football". I am also looking forward to getting to know Parc des Princes, a legendary European football stadium with a fantastic atmosphere'.

Emery's two-year spell in charge at the Parc des Princes will come to an end after PSG's final game of the season at Caen on Saturday.

Despite being one of the favourites going into this season's Champions League, they succumbed to reigning champions Real Madrid at the last-16 stage - losing 5-2 on aggregate.

"Thomas is one of the best and most competitive European coaches to have emerged over the last few seasons", declared PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. It is strongly imbued with the spectacular and efficient principles that have always nourished the strength of German football, especially on the worldwide scene.

"His competitive spirit, his preference for attacking play and his strong character are in line with what we have always wanted at Paris Saint-Germain, a style that the fans of our club have always demanded and admired".

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