Luis Enrique joined Paris Saint-Germain no more than a month ago in early July, signing a two-year contract with the club, following the sacking of Christophe Galtier. With the season just days away, rumors emerged on Thursday about the Spaniard's potential exit before the season's kick-off.
Enrique's start as the coach of the French champions has been challenging judging by the early pre-season results earned through the 2023 Japan Tour. Apart from managing the preparation for the upcoming season, he has also been forced into having to deal with the complex Kylian Mbappe situation.
During the tour, PSG's performance was mixed, with one victory, two defeats, and a draw. Despite the less-than-ideal results, Luis Enrique has publicly expressed satisfaction with the efforts displayed by his players during the trip.
Nevertheless, Spanish outlet Marca made a surprising claim before the weekend, suggesting that Luis Enrique "was already contemplating leaving PSG," merely a month after joining the club.
The sports daily cited several reasons, including the Kylian Mbappe situation, which has allegedly "led to tensions between the coach and the club's leadership."
Additionally, one of Luis Enrique's assistants, Rafel Pol, reportedly faced "personal issues" and intended to depart PSG "immediately," further complicating matters for the Spanish coach.
However, PSG promptly denied these rumors, dismissing them as "ridiculous" and "completely out of place."
Fabrizio Romano, one of the most reliable football insiders, reiterated the club's denial of the alleged speculations according to a source speaking to him personally.
Moreover, those close to PSG viewed these rumors as attempts at destabilizing the club. In response to the circulating rumors, Luis Enrique posted a photo on his Instagram account, showing solidarity with his coaching deputies and sharing the message, "One for all and all for one!"
As PSG heads into the new season, they remain steadfast in their support for Luis Enrique and his coaching staff, rejecting any claims of their potential departures, as is their wont.