Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new PSG manager on a two year deal, following the departure of Unai Emery in the summer. The German born coach has been out of work since the end of the 2016-17 season, after he left Borussia Dortmund because of a falling out with the club hierarchy.
“It is with great joy, pride and ambition that I join this great global football club that is Paris Saint-Germain,” said Tuchel in a statement in his first PSG press release “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 tremendous potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me.”
While Tuchel was at Dortmund, he won the DFB-Pokal after he replaced Jurgen Klopp, who went to Liverpool. Before Dortmund, he spent 5 years at Mainz. Unai Emery’s 2 year contract will come to an end after PSG’s final game of the season on Saturday. Emery won the French domestic treble this season, but was eliminated by Real Madrid in the Champions League in the round of 16.