Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Christophe Galtier: fired from PSG? Crisis meeting with Nasser al-Khelaïfi

Arriving in Paris at the start of the season, Christophe Galtier may be leaving the Parisian ship in the next few hours. With the elimination in the Champions League this Wednesday, March 8 against Bayern Munich, the elimination in the Coupe de France, there is “only” the French Ligue 1 championship left for the French technician. According to information from Relevo, a crisis meeting with Nasser al-Khelaïfi will be organized this Thursday, March 9 to discuss the future of the coach and the name of Thomas Tuchel comes up insistently … “My future necessarily depends on my direction , of my president”, he declared Wednesday evening at the microphone of Canal + after the elimination. “There is obviously disappointment. I am staying the course, I remain focused on the end of the season, with energy and determination”.

However, Christophe Galtier seemed to have the confidence of his management. After Paris’ victory over Marseille in the league, Nasser al-Khelaïfi showed his support for the coach. The main interested party has often discussed his future in recent weeks and has regularly indicated that the double confrontation against Bayern will not necessarily determine his short-term future.

Biography Christophe Galtier. Christophe Galtier was born on August 23, 1966 in Marseille in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. After having been a football player from 1985 to 1999 where he played as a defender, he went through Marseille, Lille, Toulouse, Angers and Nîmes in particular before two experiences abroad in Italy and China before retiring.

At the end of his career, he became Bernard Casoni’s assistant at Olympique de Marseille where he remained until 2001. If he held the position of assistant for a long time (Bastia, Portsmouth, Lyon among others) , he had his first experience as a head coach at Saint-Etienne from 2009 to 2017 before leaving for Lille between 2017 and 2021 where he signed for OGC Nice. He is coaching PSG from August 2022.

What is Christophe Galtier’s track record?

As a player, Christophe Galtier was vice-champion of France in 1987 with Olympique de Marseille but also finalist of the Coupe de France in 1986 and 1987 withOM. As a coach, the native of Marseille won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2013 with Saint-Etienne before leaving for Lille where he was vice-champion of France in 2019 and champion of France in 2021. With OGC Nice, Christophe Galtier lost in the final of the Coupe de France in 2022 against FC Nantes.

Which teams does Christophe Galtier coach?

After being assistant coach from 1999 to 2009, Christophe Galtier was appointed head coach at Saint-Etienne where he remained until 2017 before leaving for Lille where he was champion of France. During the 2021-2022 season, Christophe Galtier was the coach of OGC Nice. He is now the coach of PSG.


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