Former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Edouard Cisse claims the club’s new boss Thomas Tuchel is more serene than Unai Emery, and thinks the 44-year-old is a good fit for the Parisians.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Cisse revealed what he believes the differences are between the former boss of the Ligue 1 club and his replacement.
Despite winning seven trophies in two years with PSG, Emery still never managed to completely win over the club’s star players, nor the French public at large, and Cisse explained why he thinks Tuchel will be able to make more progress on that front.
“I like his posture as a coach,” Cisse said. “I watched him closely during cool breaks. His attitude, very serene and quiet, contrasts with that of his predecessor (Unai Emery). He gesticulates less, he discusses more. He communicates and exchanges. He does not give orders.
“His type of management pleases me and appeals to me. It is suitable for Parisians. They can flourish. You feel really comfortable.”
Of course, even if Tuchel is a better fit for PSG than Emery was, that doesn’t mean the Spaniard isn’t the right man to take charge of the Gunners.
The Parisians may not need a manager who is animated on the touchline, and one who gives his players specific orders about what to do in each situation, but that’s exactly the type of coach many Arsenal fans have been calling for in recent years.
It’s a bit too early to start drawing any conclusions about either coach, with their league campaigns still yet to kick off. Hopefully, both clubs have found the right man for the job.