Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) announced on Twitter that they have found their new manager in the form of former Borussia Dortmund coach, Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel comes in after taking the reins at Dortmund from Jurgen Klopp in 2015. He led the team to Champions League qualification in both his seasons there as well as domestic cup success, winning the 2016-17 DFB-Pokal.

"I look forward to working with all these great players, all of whom are among the best on the planet. With my staff, we will do everything to help the team push their limits to the highest international level," said Tuchel, in a statement released by PSG.

"There is extraordinary potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me.

I am also looking forward to discovering Parc des Princes, a legendary European football stadium with a fantastic atmosphere."

PSG President, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, spoke of Tuchel as “one of the most competitive European coaches to have emerged at the highest level in recent years."

Treble-winning manager leaves

Tuchel enters the position with big shoes to fill as the man he is replacing, Unai Emery, leaves PSG after a season which saw the team become French champions and win both the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue. Emery had previously signed a two-year contract in June 2016 but was not given an extension, paving the way for a replacement to come in.

"I thank president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the director of sport Antero Henrique, the supporters and all the players for these two seasons," said Emery, who was previously linked with a move to Spanish side Real Sociedad.

A blow for Arsenal and Chelsea

This appointment strikes a blow to Arsenal and Chelsea as both clubs were linked with the German manager. Arsenal was initially rumored to be looking at Tuchel to replace Arsene Wenger. With the Frenchman now leaving and Tuchel snapped up, Arsenal is still in the market for a manager to take the reins. In terms of Chelsea, Tuchel was linked to take over from Antonio Conte at the end of the season. Conte is still expected to leave the club in the summer with Luis Enrique believed to be the man to step in.

Pressure is expected to be high for Tuchel from the get-go as he will be expected to deliver Champions League success, something that eluded his predecessor. He will also need to help calm fears that Neymar will leave. The Brazilian joined PSG just a year ago from Barcelona for $235.29 million, but has already been linked with a move to Real Madrid, the team that eliminated them in the last 16 of this year's Champions League.