Paris Saint-Germain appoint former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager

Paris Saint-Germain appoint former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager

Paris Saint-Germain appoint former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager

Thomas Tuchel is the new PSG manager

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as their new manager.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach will succeed Unai Emery, who is leaving at the end of the season, and has penned a two-year contract.

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

"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 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."

Tuchel has been out of work since May of last year when he was axed by Borussia Dortmund.

The 44-year-old was appointed at Jurgen Klopp's successor at Dortmund in 2015 and won the DFB-Pokal last season, but left after falling out with the club hierarchy.

Before Dortmund Tuchel was in charge of Mainz for five years.

He will be tasked with turning big-spending PSG into a side capable of winning the Champions League.

Emery's side won the domestic treble this season, but went out of the Champions League in the last 16 to Real Madrid.

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".

He added: "He is strongly imbued with the principles of spectacular and clinical football that have always been at the heart of German football, especially on the international scene.

"His ambitious personality, his strong taste for attacking football and his strength of character are part of the style we have always sought at Paris St Germain. This is the style that fans of our club have always looked for and admired."

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