Nasser Al-Khelaifi has long-term plans for PSG, plans to stay in Paris
PSG president for eleven years and running, Nasser Al-Khelaifi should (and wants to) continue his tenure at the helm of the Parisian club. In Qatar, his power is praised and it was never planned to replace him, indicates Le Parisien.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi is on his way to unseating Francis Borelli as the longest-serving president of the Parisian club. Borelli was the chairman of Paris Saint-Germain from 1978 to 1991, but the Qatar-born-and-raised Al-Khelaifi is now inching closer to taking on that long-tenured accolade himself.
Propelled to the helm of PSG since the club from the French capital was acquired by QSI in 2011, the Qatari manager has now become a historical figure for the club and he aims to keep making history in Paris.
Although his tenure has already lasted 11 years, he is on his way to continuing it. If he stays at PSG until 2024, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi will become the longest-serving Parisian president. A perspective that is gaining ground as Qatar admires the power acquired by their man in recent years.
Exciting projects are coming to PSG thanks to the management of Nasser Al-Khelaifi
A member of the UEFA executive committee and president of the European Club Association (ECA), the businessman who is about to turn 50 has acquired a spectacular dimension that no other Qatari can match.
For this reason, Doha "does not even consider replacing [Al-Khelaifi]," who the Qatari see as "someone who has more the status of a statesman rather than just one of a president of a Ligue 1 club," says Le Parisien.
A change of ownership will always be in the rumor mill and never turn into fresh news at PSG. Let alone in a year in which Qatar got to stage their long-wanted World Cup with that token expected to mark the finalization of their reign over PSG.
With the World Cup now in the rearview mirror, though, the Qatari contingent plan to remain in Paris as the in-town owner of PSG by way of QSI and its president Al-Khelaifi, and some grand plans have already been put in motion for 2023 starting with the Parisian club moving to a new, ultra-modern training center in Poissy.
At the same time, the Parisian club continues to think about evolving in front of a larger audience, whether that happens at the Parc des Princes or elsewhere, and even with the entry of a minority shareholder into its capital. The next few months promise to be busy for the Qatari-Parisian board.