Thomas Tuchel has been tasked with bringing Champions League glory to France after being appointed as the new Paris Saint-Germain boss.
He said: “It is with great joy, pride and ambition that I join this great football club. 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 extraordinary potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me.”
The former Borussia Dortmund boss, who has agreed a two-year deal, replaces Unai Emery, who delivered one league title, two French Cups and two French League Cups during his two-season stay losing only 12 of his 113 matches in charge.
However, Emery’s failure to go beyond the last 16 of Europe’s premier club competition – one of which was historic defeat to Barcelona in 2016/17, having led 4-0 from the first leg – overshadowed his spell, as did his sometimes uneasy relationship with the club’s star men, including world-record signing Neymar.
The Brazilian is said to be unhappy in Paris, according to fellow countryman, two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo.
He said: “Neymar has been here for a year and he was unlucky with his injury. ‘I do not know if he is happy here in Paris or not, but life goes on. We need to wait and see what happens.”