Paris Saint-Germain have been on the lookout for a new team manager ever since the departure of Gaultier. Club President Nasser has recommended Thiago Motta, currently in charge of Serie A club Bologna, as the team’s new coach. However, his name has not been received unanimously within the club due to concerns about his lack of experience and ability to manage a heavyweight like Paris Saint-Germain.
The last few years have seen the signing of experienced managers who failed to succeed at Paris Saint-Germain: Unai Emery, Mauricio Pochettino and Gaultier. This raises questions about whether Motta will be able to handle the pressure that comes with managing one of Europe’s biggest teams. It is clear that there are some who feel he does not yet possess enough experience for such a role.
Despite being only 41 years old, Motta has already enjoyed a successful coaching career. He was previously part of Massimiliano Allegri’s coaching staff at Juventus and led Inter Milan’s youth academy before taking over at Bologna last year. While this shows that he is certainly capable of success, it also reveals that he hasn’t faced any major challenges or high pressure scenarios so far in his managerial career – something which could be crucial when managing a big club like Paris Saint-Germain.
It is true that Thiago Motta could have brought fresh ideas and energy into the PSG team had he been given the opportunity to lead them. However, with doubts surrounding his experience and ability to handle such pressures, it appears that PSG may have taken a step back by overlooking him for this job position – an unfortunate ending for someone wearing the iconic Paris Saint-Germain jersey whose appointment would have added more diversity in European football managements circles.
Perhaps, if given more time and support from those within PSG hierarchy, Thiago Motta could still be considered as their next team manager – but until then we can only speculate on what kind of impact he could have had for them had he been given the chance to prove himself on one of Europe’s most competitive stages in football management. With other experienced names vying for this role however, it appears unlikely that we will see him take up this challenge anytime soon.