Eight big problems Luis Enrique must solve at PSG as new manager gets to work

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So, it's all finally sorted. On the fourth time of asking, Paris Saint-Germain have got their man. Luis Enrique is next on the list of acclaimed coaches to walk through the doors at Parc des Princes, set to sign a two-year deal to lead the reigning Ligue 1 champions. And he arrives with a solid resume. He won the treble at Barcelona and also guided a flawed Spain side to an unfortunate semi-final exit in Euro 2020.

Like many before him, Luis Enrique will take charge of a PSG side littered with concerns and reasons for caution. This is a squad quietly undergoing significant turnover. The Parisians have already lost Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos, while Kylian Mbappe and Neymar could also leave. The manager will also have to deal without centre-back Presnel Kimpembe for most of the season.

Add to that a frustrated fan base, overbearing football director and awkwardly assembled squad, and the ex-Barca boss isn't necessarily inheriting a desirable job. Indeed, there is a reason that top target Julian Nagelsmann turned down the position. This isn't the must-have role that it really should be.

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But there is reason to believe that Luis Enrique could make something happen here. He is an accomplished coach with the right personality to deal with the big names in the dressing room. He is also tactically flexible and a notable developer of youth talents. These are desirable qualities for a job with a very difficult remit.

That doesn't mean it will be easy, and he has real issues to address immediately. GOAL takes a look at the biggest problems the new PSG manager will face in the weeks and months ahead...