The Paris Saint-Germain managerial search has been long and exhausting, with numerous names popping up. One that came out of nowhere was Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.
CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs wrote in his column for Caught Offside, sharing some details regarding PSG sporting advisor Luis Campos contacting the Spanish manager.
“It’s perhaps no surprise that Luis Campos sounded out Mikel Arteta, especially with PSG being one of the Arsenal boss’ former clubs,” Jacobs wrote. “But it was nothing more than that. Arteta has no interest in leaving Arsenal at this point. And PSG are advancing now with Luis Enrique who is expected to become their new manager.”
While PSG might not have proceeded with their talks on Arteta, they did so with another Spanish manager, Luis Enrique. Furthermore, it seems the former FC Barcelona manager will take the reigns with the French giants.
Enrique’s potential arrival also comes with a different mindset. According to reports, PSG is willing to give the 2015 UEFA Champions League winner to install his philosophy on the team.
The Ligue 1 side will also move on from the Champions League or bust mentality every season. It appears that the capital club wants to adapt what Manchester City has done with Pep Guardiola, sticking with the manager as he installs his DNA into the club.
Manchester City has allowed Guardiola to mold the team, and even though there have been disappointments in the Champions League, the Spanish manager has remained. The patience paid off when the English club beat Inter Milan to win their first Champions League trophy this year.