Luis Enrique to be named new PSG manager on Wednesday

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In the latest edition of L'Equipe, the French newspaper highlights the dawn of a new era at PSG under Luis Enrique, who is scheduled to hold an introductory press conference on Wed., July 5 at 2 p.m. at the new PSG Campus in Poissy.

Next Monday, with non-international players returning for the pre-season training activities, Luis Enrique will have the opportunity to meet the group for the first time.

Although it will only be a partial meetup (no international players will be present until July 17), Enrique may communicate to certain players that he doesn't necessarily count on them.

Due to Christophe Galtier's contract dispute, the French champions had to wait several days before preparing for this occasion. Although Luis Enrique had signed his two-year contract a week ago, PSG refrained from announcing or confirming his appointment.

An agreement was reached on Tuesday between Galtier and PSG for the termination of the former's contract one year before its expiration date. Galtier and his assistant, Thierry Oleksiak, will receive full compensation of approximately €9-10m for their early sacking.

While Luis Campos favored Galtier's appointment, Luis Enrique's choice came from those in Doha. Nevertheless, the sports advisor had a say in shaping the coaching staff, particularly by removing Gianluca Spinelli, the goalkeeper coach, and insisting on retaining the two physical trainers from the previous season, who will collaborate with the assistants appointed by the former Spain manager.

For now, the influence of the Portuguese leader remains intact in managing the transfer window. As for new signings, PSG decided not to formalize any until the coach's presentation, citing "common sense" as the reason internally.

That said, Enrique has given the green light to all signings already completed by PSG this summer, none of them entirely decided by Campos exclusively.

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