FC Barcelona's plan to lure Luis Enrique away from PSG

The Spanish manager seems quite at ease in Paris, presenting a PSG persona and style that was largely unfamiliar in prior years

In the summer of 2023, Luis Enrique joined PSG, officially taking on the role of head coach for the French team on July 5th.
In the summer of 2023, Luis Enrique joined PSG, officially taking on the role of head coach for the French team on July 5th. / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages
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Luis Enrique arrived at PSG in the summer of 2023, with his appointment as head coach of the French club confirmed on July 5th. His arrival generated high expectations due to his successful stints with Barcelona and the Spanish National Team. The anticipation among Parisian fans is palpable, especially amidst uncertainty surrounding the club's future without star player Kylian Mbappé in the coming seasons.

While Luis Enrique seems to have a secure position in Paris for several years, rumors have begun to circulate around the doors of the Parisian club. Spanish journalist Gerard Romero made statements regarding the future of the Barcelona coach: "Barça has three open paths. There's Flick, there's De Zerbi, and then the club is waiting to see what happens in Paris with Luis Enrique."

FC Barcelona's plan to lure Luis Enrique away from PSG

Romero's comments hint at the possibility of Barcelona waiting for Luis Enrique. But what is Luis Enrique's current situation at PSG? Has his time in Paris been negative? These questions are swirling in the media following Romero's declaration, but a clear answer emerges after assessing Luis Enrique's tenure in Paris.

The Spanish coach appears more than comfortable in Paris, showcasing a PSG face and identity that was largely unknown in previous years. With Nasser Al Khelaifi and Luis Campos continually working on PSG's future project, Romero's statement seems to lack solid ground to "excite" Barcelona fans about a potential return of Luis Enrique to the Catalan club.

In December, Luis Enrique spoke in an interview, expressing his complete happiness and satisfaction with this new chapter of his life at PSG: "I am very happy and satisfied with these first months, and with the energy and enthusiasm I see within the club at all levels. Everyone participates, everyone helps, and that harmony is important in a football club."

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