Paris Saint-Germain’s search for a new head coach continues, with reports suggesting they approached Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for the role. PSG, who recently sacked Christophe Galtier after winning the Ligue 1 title, were in talks with former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, but those discussions have broken down. Now, PSG’s sporting director Luis Campos has reportedly spoken to Arteta about the possibility of him returning to the French club where he spent 18 months on loan during his early career at Barcelona.
However, it seems Arteta has turned down the offer, much to the relief of Arsenal fans. The Spaniard is said to be happy in north London, having just secured a return to Champions League football and feeling good about the project at Arsenal. Arteta’s commitment to the Gunners is also evident in his summer recruitment plans, which are already underway.
It’s worth noting that Arteta’s decision may have been influenced by the fact that he would not have the final say on transfers at PSG, something he is not willing to compromise on. This is a common issue in sports management, as coaches often want control over player recruitment to ensure they have the team they need to succeed.
Overall, while PSG’s interest in Arteta may have been flattering, it seems he is committed to Arsenal and their project for the foreseeable future. As for PSG, they will have to continue their search for a new head coach as they try to build on their recent success in Ligue 1.