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PSG Target Former Barcelona Manager as Nageslmann Move Breaks Down
- Julian Nagelsmann has reportedly rejected a deal to become PSG's new manager
- Luis Enrique has emerged as an option to take over as manager of the Ligue 1 champions
- PSG are looking for a tactician to replace Christophe Galtier
Paris Saint-Germain might have moved quickly after reports suggested a move to secure a deal for Julian Nagelsmann has broken down.
Nagelsmann has been heavily linked with a move to the Parisians to replace Christophe Galtier.
However, according to L’Equipe, his long-anticipated move to the Parc des Princes will not happen, with the German and the French club failing to meet halfway during negotiations.
Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is the latest name to emerge strongly in the running to take charge of the Ligue 1 champions.
A report filed by PSG Community suggests that the Spanish manager will be in Paris in the next few hours to likely secure his contract.
Nagelsmann reportedly informed some players waiting to arrive that he will not be managing PSG. One player said to have been to the French giants as part of Nagelsmann’s arrival was Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard.
Nonetheless, with Enrique possibly taking over the managerial role at PSG, it seems a move for Pavard might be out of the question. If the 53-year-old does take over, it will be interesting to see what players he will desire that sporting advisor Luis Campos should pursue.
Nagelsmann’s agent slams Chelsea
Meanwhile, there were many complications surrounding Nagelsmann. First, he is still under contract with Bayern until the end of his deal in 2026 - this was agreed upon when he was sacked.
The Blues hierarchy were also reportedly concerned about his age - 35 - and the reasons for his dismissal from the Bavarian club which could hint at what was expected from him.
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However, Nagelsmann's agent, Volker Struth, appeared to have confirmed reports that he had rejected the London outfit's advances and not the other way around.
“I can confirm that Chelsea were quick to call, there were some phone conversations. It was the right decision not to go there. It’s a club in troubled waters at the moment,” he told BILD’s podcast, Phrasenmaher.
Struth further expatiated the situation at Chelsea had compelled his client to decide against taking the job.
Nagelsmann’s sad altercation with Mane
In related coverage, Sports Brief reported on Nagelsmann's dressing room bust-up with Bayern's Senegalese superstar, Sadio Mane.
The incident is alleged to have occurred after the Bavarians' second-leg Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
It was reported the former Liverpool forward was unhappy that Nagelsmann only brought him on late against the French side.