ESPN reported that PSG considered Julian Nagelsmann as a good candidate for head coach after Christophe Galtier left.
Qatar’s owners are no longer patient with Galtier . The French coach is expected to leave the club at the end of this season. ESPN said that PSG has been negotiating with candidates such as Luis Enrique or Thiago Motta in the past time. However, Nagelsmann is considered a strong candidate. If appointed, this former Bayern Munich coach wants to invite Thierry Henry to sit in the assistant chair.
PSG leaders believe that Nagelsmann has the ability to help build a strong team, which both Galtier and Mauricio Pochettino have failed in the past two years. In addition, PSG also appreciate Nagelsmann’s ability to train young people. The Paris team is no longer interested in “blockbuster” contracts but wants to build a generation of young players for the future.
Before being contacted by PSG, Nagelsmann was invited by Chelsea to interview for the head coach seat. However, this strategist was not selected. “The Blues” decided to appoint Pochettino to replace Frank Lampard in the 2023/24 season.
After that, the German coach was also in the sights of Tottenham. However, Spurs decided to exclude Nagelsmann from the shortlist of candidates.
Nagelsmann is unemployed after being sacked by Bayern at the end of March. The reason comes from this strategist’s conflict with the “Gray Lobster” leadership. Previously, Nagelsmann helped Bayern win the 2021/22 Bundesliga title and 2 German Super Cups (2021, 2022).
Before turning to Nagelsmann, PSG considered the possibility of recruiting Jose Mourinho from AS Roma. The Portuguese strategist has a good relationship with the leadership of the Paris capital club and is likely to leave Italy if he receives an offer from PSG. The contract between the two parties is valid until 2024.