Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

PSG Appoint Thomas Tuchel As New Coach

PSG Appoint Thomas Tuchel As New Coach

Emery won a domestic treble with PSG in 2017-18, but came under fire after failing to advance his side past the Champions League last-16 phase.

It was an open secret that Tuchel had been lined up as the next coach of the ambitious club from the French capital.

At his maiden interview, Tuchel, the former Mainz FC trainer, declared his "pride" in joining the "great world football club that is Paris St-Germain".

The German will be tasked with delivering success to PSG on the European stage, with the club failing to deliver in the Champions League since Qatar Sports Investments took ownership of the French giants in 2011.

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"With my staff, we will do everything to help the team push their limits to the highest worldwide level".

"Paris St Germain has enormous potential and it is by so far the most exciting proposition in football".

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PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi described Tuchel as "one of the most competitive European coaches to have emerged at the highest level in recent years".

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Praised for his attractive style of attacking play, Tuchel was without a club since he was sacked by Borussia at the end of the 2016-17 season.

The highly-rated 44-year-old, who had been linked with the Arsenal job before it became apparent he was headed for Paris, was appointed as Jurgen Klopp's successor at Dortmund in 2015 and won the DFB-Pokal last season, but left after falling out with the club hierarchy. He has strongly absorbed the principles of efficiency and spectacle that have always given German football great strength, especially at worldwide level.

Barcelona recovered from a 4-0 defeat at Parc des Princes to sensationally eliminate PSG 6-5 on aggregate last season.

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