Paris Saint-Germain women’s team new coach, Gérard Prêcheur has opened up on his decision to join the 2020/2021 Division one Arkema League Champions.

The former Lyon and Jiangsu Suning gaffer, replaced Didier Olle-Nicolle, who was cleared after an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate” behaviour.

Gérard Prêcheur has proven himself to be a serial winner. He won the Women’s Champions League as coach of Lyon twice, won the League with Lyon three times and also won the Coupe de France thrice.

“It’s impossible to say ‘no’ to Paris Saint-Germain, and I was eager to join the club, Gerard Prêcher said to PSG media. “So, everything was in place for me to come to Paris. It’s an exciting challenge, and it feels like I’m getting started on a new objective, starting from scratch in a way, which is interesting.”

The 62-year-old coach said he’s felt a lot of enthusiasm from the PSG team and believes the club is on an upwards trajectory

“I’ve felt a lot of enthusiasm from those that are here, as they want to get the season underway in a new environment and with the chance for a fresh start, too. It’s a positive feeling, and we’ll draw on that as we start working.

“When you join a club like Paris Saint-Germain, you do so with ambitions. There have been two trophies here in two years, and the club is on an upwards trajectory, which matches my mindset. I’m a competitor; I like winning. We have aims, and now, we’ll start working on seeing how we can improve the squad.” He concluded.

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