Thomas Tuchel confirmed as PSG boss

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach on a two-year deal.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss succeeds Unai Emery, whose contract was not renewed despite guiding the Parisian club to a domestic treble this season.

Tuchel has been on a sabbatical since leaving Dortmund at the end of the 2016-17 season, having guided the club to DFB-Pokal glory and a third-placed finish in the Bundesliga.

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.

Tuchel said: “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.”

Despite being one of the favourites going into this season’s Champions League, they succumbed to reigning champions Real Madrid at the last-16 stage – losing 5-2 on aggregate.

However, it was plain-sailing for PSG in Ligue 1, as they secured the title with five games to spare, while also winning the French Cup and French League Cup.

Emery announced his departure back in April, after a decision was reached not to renew his two-year contract.

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