DECRYPTION – A figure of French football for more than 30 years, the 55-year-old Marseillais arrives in Paris. The opportunity to (re)discover it.
This time it’s (almost) official. After several days of true-false suspense, Christophe Galtier signed his two-year contract on Monday to take over from Mauricio Pochettino on the Paris Saint-Germain bench. It will be presented this Tuesday (2 p.m.). Player, assistant coach and then just coach, the native of Marseille is not unknown in French football, far from it. This appointment nevertheless remains an opportunity to dive back into the journey of this whole man, three times best coach of L1 (ex-aequo in 2013, 2019, 2021) and who will have the heavy task of embodying the new management project. Parisian, less bling-bling, more efficient. All with Champions League dreams in their heads, of course.
Marseille like a magnet
A native of Marseille, Galtier has always been remembered by the Good Mother. When his father, a policeman, was transferred to Lyon, little Christophe was only two years old. He only spent a handful of years between the Capital of Gaul and Villeurbanne, his late…