Luis Enrique has hit the halfway mark as Paris Saint-Germain’s manager. The Spanish tactician has the capital club in a good position, considering the many new faces on the squad as part of this rebuild.
After a bumpy start to the Ligue 1 season, Enrique has PSG at the top of the table, ahead of OGC Nice and AS Monaco. Meanwhile, it was a struggle in the UEFA Champions League, but the French giants qualified to finish second in the group.
As the holiday break wraps up, the 53-year-old coach gears up for the second half of the 2023-24 season, reflecting on his initial months at the helm of the Parisians.
“There were a lot of new things as soon as I arrived,” Enrique told PSG TV (h/t Paris Fans). “With the arrival of many players, the new training center and implementing a new playing philosophy.
“It was an intense first few weeks, with a truncated preseason for some players who arrived later. But I have to say that everything was positive from the start; the players were receptive, and everyone at the club helped to make everything go well.”
PSG and Enrique can win their first trophy of the season when they face Toulouse FC for the Trophée des Champions. Afterward, Enrique must have his squad ready for the round of 16 clash against Real Sociedad in February.
Even though the reigning Ligue 1 champions won’t close the tie at home, it’s a tie that allows them to have a greater chance of advancing to the quarterfinals.