He was announced likely leaving at the end of this season.
Here he is in the capital for two more years.
Raul Gonzalez will therefore always be on the PSG bench, until 2025. An extension that the reigning French champion has just announced.
“We are very pleased to announce the extension of Raul Gonzalez as coach of Paris Saint-Germain Handball, announced Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, the president, in a press release.
Raul is one of the best tacticians in the world, he is recognized for his great experience, his rigor and his remarkable professionalism.
Under his leadership, we have made significant progress as a team and we share great ambitions for Paris Saint-Germain Handball to continue to shine at the highest level.
🆕✍️ @psghand is pleased to announce the extension of Raul Gonzalez's contract for two more seasons.
The Spanish coach is now linked to the Club until June 2025. 🔴🔵
– PSG Handball (@psghand) February 2, 2023
Raul Gonzalez, 53, joined the capital in July 2018, after four seasons at Vardar Skopje (Macedonia).
The former International (57 selections) allowed PSG to add four consecutive French championships (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) to the PSG list, as well as two French Cups (2021, 2022), a Cup of the League (2019), and a Champions Trophy (2019).
He has won 86% of his matches in all competitions, the best ratio for a manager in club history.
Last year, Paris Saint-Germain Handball even had a perfect season in the 2021-2022 championship with thirty wins in as many matches.
"To continue the adventure with Paris Saint-Germain Handball is an honor," said Raul Gonzalez in the press release.
I am proud to be able to continue the work started in 2018 and to embody the future of the Club for two more seasons.
With the leaders, we have great ambitions for the future.
I am still determined to make our team perform nationally and continentally, to experience great moments with our supporters and enrich our record.
This will be our goal from this second half of the season.
A few months ago, his departure was nevertheless mentioned while his contract expired in June.
His compatriot Xavi Pascual, currently on the bench for Dinamo Bucharest, had been approached to replace him, before also extending to the Romanian champion.
On the players' side, if the Latvian Dainis Kristopans has already been announced as leaving for Germany, there is still uncertainty concerning Nikola Karabatic, who wishes to extend for a year until the 2024 Games.