Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed as Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager to replace the outgoing Unai Emery.
The German, who has been out of work since leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2016/17 season, has been offered a two-year deal at the Parc des Princes.
“It is with great joy, pride and ambition that I join this great global football club that is Paris Saint-Germain,” said Tuchel in a statement released on Monday by PSG.
“I look forward to working with all these great players, all of whom are among the best on the planet. With my staff, we will do everything to help the team push their limits to the highest international level. There is tremendous potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me.”
The 44-year-old former coach of Mainz was appointed at Jürgen Klopp’s successor at Dortmund in 2015 and won the DFB-Pokal last season, but left after falling out with the club hierarchy.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi described Tuchel as “one of the most competitive European coaches to have emerged at the highest level in recent years”.
He added: “He is strongly imbued with the principles of spectacular and clinical football that have always been at the heart of German football, especially on the international scene. His ambitious personality, his strong taste for attacking football and his strength of character are part of the style we have always sought at Paris Saint-Germain. This is the style that fans of our club have always looked for and admired.”
Former Sevilla coach Emery led the Parisians to the Ligue 1 title this season but his time was marred by failure to advance to the later stages of the Champions League.