Doubt is no longer allowed: the current Nice coach will soon take over from Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.
Christophe Galtier in Paris, it’s burning… Talked about for several days now, with negotiations underway between PSG and Nice to release the 55-year-old coach from his last two years of contract, the operation is about to materialize according to the indiscretions of nice morning . «A matter of hours“, say our colleagues, even if the two clubs have not yet agreed on a figure. On the side of The Team we indulge in an even more open optimism, the daily ensuring “that an agreement is very close to being concluded on compensation close to €10 million“And that the appointment of the former assistant of Alain Perrin in Lyon depends above all on the”negotiations between the capital club and the lawyerby Mauricio Pochettino, under contract until 2023. However, we may have to wait until Thursday for an announcement.
In the meantime, asource close to the Parisian club” joined by AFP denied any agreement, without hiding the “many ongoing discussionsregarding the position of coach. Ditto on the editorial side of the Parisian. At this stage, however, doubt is no longer allowed… The club obviously cannot confirm anything until everything is settled, with Nice, with Pochettino, of course with Galtier.
One thing is certain for the Nice daily: Galtier’s successor at the Allianz Riviera will be called Lucien Favre. Aged 55 and free since leaving Borussia Dortmund in 2020, the Swiss coach would have no problem adapting to the head of OGC Nice, he who has already coached the Aiglons for two seasons, between 2016 and 2018.
The Campos/Galtier duo reformed
For Galtier, also 55, it would be a leap into the unknown, he who previously officiated in Saint-Etienne (2009-17) and Lille (2017-21) as number 1. The native of Marseille would find however, a certain Luis Campos in the capital, the Portuguese having been appointed as the club’s football adviser in place of the former sports director, Leonardo. He could also work again with players he knew in Lille, for example Renato Sanches, announced in the viewfinder of the club with 10 crowns of champion of France. “Galtier at PSG, Favre back: this case may ultimately satisfy everyone“, sum up our colleagues from nice morning. Except those who dreamed of Zinédine Zidane – who finally rejected the Parisian advances for the Blues – or of a more high-sounding name than that of Christophe Galtier at Paris-SG …