Julian Nagelsmann's move to PSG falls through


Julian Nagelsmann won't manage PSG next season according to the latest reports published by L'Equipe on its edition of Saturday, June 17. The German coach and the French club couldn't agree to terms, and the negotiations ended without an agreement, ruling the former Bayern Munich coach out of the race for the head coach position.

L'Equipe is reporting on Saturday that Nagelsmann will not be taking over the manager position at PSG contrary to what everybody considered a fait accompli just days, hell, even hours ago.

According to the French newspaper, negotiations between the two parties had been ongoing "for several weeks," even with Luis Campos "traveling considerable distances" to visit Nagelsmann and make sure he would join PSG. However, it has now been mutually agreed that they will not be working for the club from Paris.

L'Equipe and the sources they reached out to have not been able to pinpoint the exact reasons for this breakdown in talks. It is believed, though, that "there were concerns among PSG's leadership regarding Nagelsmann's ability to manage a high-profile squad," which makes sense considering the wreck he caused at Bayern leading up to his sacking.

As I see it, this is a win for Paris Saint-Germain. Nagelsmann is a young, talented manager, but he's always shown an absolute lack of control over PSG players' egos. He looks a little arrogant and cocky, and that's a no-no at PSG, let alone with his minimal experience at the largest of stages and his lack of personal abilities to deal with superstar-loaded lockerrooms.

With Nagelsmann out of the picture, PSG will need to restart the process once again, already past the middle point of June. Concerning, to say the least.

Smelling a potential breakup in the negotiations, L'Equipe reports that "for the past two weeks, PSG's board has been privately exploring alternative options." The leading contenders on the shortlist are Luis Enrique, Thiago Motta, and Xabi Alonso.

Luis Enrique has the largest support within the PSG hierarchy and would be the best option for the Parisian club to hire if they want to win the Champions League once and for all.

Xabi Alonso is just not going to leave Bayer Leverkusen, so don't believe those rumors. Thiago Motta looks more like a fever dream than anything else if PSG are really committed to winning anything. Zinedine Zidane isn't even in the picture at this point, just in case.

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The PSG hierarchy will focus on approaching and hiring the right coach for the next season as soon as possible, and L'Equipe also mentioned the club would like to appoint whoever that man is no later than next week and just days from reaching July and the start of the pre-season activities.