Ex-Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal is primed to be the next head honcho of the struggling Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
According to reports, he is perceived as the next replacement for the former Sevilla coach, Unai Emery.
Emery arrived last summer to take Laurent Blanc’s post and help PSG secure the most coveted Champions League silverware. The main goal is to replicate his successful feat at Sevilla where the team was able to win the Europa League title for three consecutive seasons.
Unfortunately, Emery fell short in meeting expectations.
PSG is currently struggling at the third spot of Ligue 1. They are seven points behind the league leader, Nice and trails Monaco by three points.
Although the club is known for its slow start, they have managed to make it back to the top spot and even score a formidable lead for that matter.
Clearly, the results of their last three matches hardly helped them support their campaign.
After losing big to Montpellier, they could only afford an even steven finish with Nice and just recently, Guingamp ran away with a 2-1 victory over them.
With their lackluster display, it is not surprising to see an air of frustration and disappointment within Parc des Princes.
PSG’s technical director, Patrick Kluivert is said to be pursuing the move to have Emery replaced. Choosing Van Gaal would be the perfect solution since the two have already worked before in Ajax.
Van Gaal has been out of the limelight after leaving Manchester United. But it looks like he will be seen on action in the pitch again. There is no exact date for his takeover. Yet, what is certain is that the result of PSG’s match against Lorient will determine Emery’s future in the club.
Other than Van Gaal, Roberto Mancini and Fabio Capello are also considered for the position.