Raul Gonzalez is gone to stay.
And maybe even break a longevity record.
At the helm of PSG handball since 2018, the Spanish coach could become the coach to sign the longest lease since the passage under the Qatari flag of the capital club.
After having entrusted the management of the team to Philippe Gardent (2012-2015), then Noka Serdarusic (2015-2018), Paris Saint-Germain Handball has indeed announced the extension of Raul Gonzalez's contract for two additional seasons. .
The coach is now linked with the club until June 30, 2023.
"It is a pride and an honor to continue my adventure with Paris Saint-Germain Handball," said the coach, whose assistant Jesus Gonzalez has also been extended for two seasons.
In almost three years, I have become deeply attached to the club and what it represents.
I wanted to extend this collaboration.
I am convinced that we have the weapons to accomplish great things.
In Paris, everything is there to achieve this.
With the players and the other members of the staff, we will approach the next deadlines with determination and demand to win as many titles as possible.
Several titles since 2018
Arrived from Vardar Skopje in July 2018, the Spaniard is currently leading his third season with the Red and Blue.
He has already added two French league titles (2019 and 2020), a Coupe de la Ligue (2019) and a Champions Trophy (2019) to the PSG list.
Winner of the Champions League in 2017 with the Macedonians of Vardar Skopje, the Spanish technician has, however, still not led PSG to the Grail.
Beaten in the quarterfinals in 2019, Gonzalez and Paris finished on the third step of the podium in the last Final 4 in Cologne.
Paris, which receives the Norwegians from Elverum, this evening at Coubertin (6:45 p.m.) in the group stage, hopes to do better this season.