It is with the Greens that the end of the collaboration between Perrin and Galtier sounds. Following poor results, the management of ASSE decided to oust Perrin so that Christophe Galtier could finally fly on his own and take the destiny of the Saint-Etienne team into his own hands.
It is a story that will last eight years. Eight years during which Galtier set up a demanding coaching made of good recruitments, sound advice, based on solidarity. He is a unifying coach, who imposes a rather forward-looking game and who has given the Greens their letters of nobility thanks to a return to the Europa League or a derby won against the Lyonnais. In 2013, he was elected best coach of the year, tied with a certain Carlo Ancelotti, then PSG coach. In 2017, after many years of good and loyal service, Christophe Galtier left the Greens.
A few months later, we find the Marseille coach at LOSC where he has a job. Despite the ban on winter recruitment, the Lille club remained in Ligue 1 and made a good comeback the following year as it rose to second place in the championship and, as a result, to the second place. ‘Europe. In the following seasons, he confirmed the leading position. In 2021, LOSC and its coach reach the zenith of their collaboration, Galtier brings the club to the top of the championship just before leaving for Nice.
His short stint on the French Riviera was pretty solid as he led the team from ninth to fifth place. Which is not bad but probably the minimum of what we could expect from him with the squad he had.
Throughout his coaching career, Galtier has not always had an easy-to-manage dressing room, but he has shown leadership and tenacity. Driven by great ambitions, he is a coach who knows what he wants and where he is going. His dynamism, his simplicity and his passion will perhaps be the keys that will bring back a team mentality to PSG.