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Thomas Tuchel has been named as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach has been on sabbatical since he left his position at the Bundesliga after just two years.

And he has now agreed a two-year deal to replace Unai Emery at PSG.

PSG’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “Thomas is one of the most competitive European coaches to have emerged at the highest level in recent years. It is strongly imbued with the spectacular and efficient principles that have always nourished the strength of German football, especially on the international scene.

“His ambitious personality, his assertive taste for forward-moving play and his strength of character are part of the style we have always had at Paris Saint-Germain.

This style that fans of our club, of all times, have always looked for and admired.”

Meanwhile, Tuchel secured his first and only major title – the 2016/17 DFB Cup – in his final game in charge, at the Signal Iduna Park. His major challenge at PSG would be to win the Champions League; a trophy which the owners of the club has so much coveted.

Unai Emery won Ligue 1 and French Cup double, but failed to progress beyond the last 16 of the Champions League.

Tuchel added: “It is with great joy, pride and ambition that I join this great world football club that is Paris Saint-Germain.


“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 extraordinary potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me.

I am also looking forward to discovering Parc des Princes, a legendary European football stadium with a fantastic atmosphere.”

PSG was quick to appoint the German coach who has reportedly been on Arsenal’s radar following Arsene Wenger’s announcement of stepping down at the just concluded Premier League season.

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