Paris Saint-Germain appoint Antero Henrique as Sporting Director

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Paris Saint-Germain have appointed Antero Henrique as the new Sporting Director of the club.

A statement on the club’s official website read:

“Under the leadership of Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Antero Henrique is charged with instilling a new dynamic in the sports strategy of the Club to maximise the first-team’s competitiveness and reinforce the capacity of the Club to detect, recruit and develop the stars of tomorrow.”

Born in Vinhais, Portugal, Henrique joined FC Porto in 1990 and forged his career thus far. He rose all the way through the club ranks becoming the vice-president before deciding to leave in September last year.

Known throughout Europe for his extensive global scouting network, Henrique won an astonishing seven league titles, six Portuguese Super Cups, four Portuguese Cups and one Europa League title during hsi time with the Dragões.

Speaking after the appointment, Henrique said:

“I am extremely happy and honoured by the confidence Nasser Al-Khelaifi has shown in me,”

“Paris Saint-Germain has entrusted me with important sporting responsibilities and I intend to work hard to meet those expectations. I cannot wait to put my experience to good use for the Club – that in just a few years, has become one of the best in Europe. My ambition, my motivation, is to work every day to create a winning dynamic able to keep Paris Saint-Germain at the highest level in the long term.”

The Sporting Director post has been more or less empty at PSG since Leonardo Araújo left in 2013 and a heavyweight director in Henrique can greatly help with their sporting programme as the club looks to continue its continental dominance after falling behind AS Monaco in the title race last season.