After several weeks of waiting, in which his arrival in Paris was taken for granted, this Wednesday PSG made the hiring of Luis Enrique official. The signing of the Spanish coach has been announced after the Parisian club reached an agreement with his predecessor, the Frenchman Christophe Galtier, for the termination of his contract.

“I am very prepared From the first day we met, everything was very easy. In five minutes we were already talking about what we could do. The PSG project is within the reach of very few. My idea of ​​football is attacking, fun for the fan and that he gets good results. I’m going to achieve it, I’m going to create a team. The fans are going to like it”, assured the Spaniard during his presentation at the newly opened training center in Poissy, which began with three hours of delay.

The Asturian, who signs for two seasons, will find himself a disjointed and unbalanced team with a surplus of footballers. Its main objective will be to lift the first Champions League in the club’s history, a title that the French entity has been pursuing without success since its acquisition by Qatar in 2011.

“I love having that pressure. Blessed pressure. There are seven or eight teams with the same level. Some have greater experience than ours. You have a bad game in the Champions League and they kick you out, but it’s no excuse. We have to be ambitious” , indicated about “the challenge” of succeeding in the highest competition of European football.

The former Barça coach will begin the preseason on July 10 with Kylian Mbappé as the team’s main star, but the presence of the Frenchman at the close of the market remains unknown, his future always linked to Real Madrid. “When I signed, or when we started talking about the squad, you’re always open to an infinite number of things. I keep the planning private, it’s a professional talk. I’m not interested in getting any information. But we’re going to try to have the best possible squad “, indicated in allusion to Bondy the coach, who a priori has” all the players with a contract.

Much more “clear” was the president of the club, Nasser Al Khelaifi, about the French star. “If he wants to stay, we want him to stay. But he has to renew the contract. But we can’t let the best player in the world go for free. It’s impossible. As he said, he’s not planning to go free. If anyone has changed his mind It’s not our fault,” he said of Mabppé, who has already expressed his intention to leave the club in 2024, when his contract ends.

With or without the Frenchman, Luis Enrique promises to create “a great team” in line with the other two great references of the club, the president Al Khelaïfi and the sports director Luis Campos. “Since the day we started the negotiations we have gone hand in hand. Everything is agreed. It would be ridiculous for one to go for free. They have chosen the ideal coach, so I’m sorry”, praised himself and the club from Gijón, who He arrives on the bench with his trusted coaching staff: Rafael Pol, Aitor Unzué and Joaquín Valdés.

The coach from Gijón was without a team since his time with Spain ended, once the Qatar team was eliminated from the World Cup in the round of 16 against Morocco, and since then he has sounded to occupy the bench of various teams of the European elite, including Chelsea , who opted for Mauricio Pochettino. Finally his destination has been Paris, where he hopes to implant his idea. “The squad is of a very high level. There will be changes, it is logical. A new era begins. But the offensive style is non-negotiable”, he defended.

“From my experience as a player, five years at Real Madrid and eight at Barça, the footballer is selfish and intelligent. If you are there to help him, they commit. They must be proud to play in this team. The objective is to get the highest number of titles”, communicated a Luis Enrique who promises good moments, also with the press. “Everything is going to be perfect because I don’t understand shit. I don’t understand anything, so you can say what you want, there will be good vibes. I think we’ll have a good time,” the coach, genius and figure concluded about the journalists.