Galtier responds to OGC Nice exit rumors

The Riviera technician wanted to clarify his situation on Tuesday at a press conference after information announcing a desire to leave at the end of the season for Nice.

His coming presence was expected, his answers too. This Tuesday at the end of the morning, Christophe Galtier faced the media in view of the late match of the 36e day against Saint-Etienne scheduled for Wednesday. If questions were asked about the defeat in the final of the Coupe de France against Nantes on Saturday (1-0), all eyes were on the 55-year-old technician when he was asked about the rumors of a departure from the Côte d’Azur due to disagreement with Julien Fournier, the Aiglons’ football director.

« Before answering this question, which has the right to be asked, we are not at the time of the balance sheettempers the French champion coach with Lille last season. We are far from being at the time of an assessment. Of course everyone is very disappointed (defeat in the final of the Coupe de France). First with my players, in the staff, with the management, with you, the media, and the supporters. It had been more than twenty years since Nice had played in a Coupe de France final and the disappointment lived up to expectations. “A way for” Galette to recontextualize things in the preamble before saying more about the substance of the subject and a possible departure next June, he who signed in Nice last summer after having notably refused OL.

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He acknowledges disagreements with Fournier, but does not validate a departure from Nice

« From the moment there is this great disappointment, with the defeat, we open the debate on the following season, he explains while his team is still in the race for a place in the European Cup three days before the end of the championship. But we are not at the time of the balance sheet. Will I be the coach of OGC Nice next season? Why won’t I be? Why ? Because there have been disagreements and there may be clashes? We are not in the world of care bears. In a couple, there is no divorce as soon as there is a disagreement. “A way to confirm tensions with his management – ​​in particular wished him more reinforcements last winter when Nice finished the first part of the season dolphin of PSG, when the Nice board thought otherwise – without setting fire to the house azure. Logic as an experienced coach and political end. But also a way of reaffirming its position.

Moreover, Christophe Galtier was questioned on this subject of the transfer window, to know if he had been disappointed by the operations carried out (arrivals of Amavi and Brahimi). “ This is a question that will have to be asked at the time of the balance sheet. What happens if we are 4th at the end of the season? We will say that Nice missed its season by finishing 4th and having been in the final of the Coupe de France? We can finish 4th, as we can finish 3rd, or 6th or 7th. I will respond at that time. Obviously between what I would have liked to receive and what the club was able to do… There are also a lot of fantasies between what the coach wants – such a profile with more experience – and what is achievable . We will report at the end of the season. Translation: as long as Nice has not finished its season in Ligue 1, Christophe Galtier will say no more. And he seems to have a lot to say.


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