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"He doesn't give a damn about the institution": leaving Lille last summer, Christophe Galtier is angry with Olivier Létang

2022-05-17T09:03:10.651Z

A year after the title of Lille, the current coach of Nice, craftsman of northern success returns this week on this sacred by tackling severely



It moves.

In an interview this May 17 with "la Voix du Nord" a year after the title of French champion of Lille, Christophe Galtier the former coach of Losc now in Nice goes there frankly when he talks about his former president Olivier Letang.

A leader whose name he never mentions in the interview.

He first insists that he had prepared the ground for his scheduled departure: “It was very clear in my head eight or ten days after the departure of Gérard Lopez (the Lille president at the time on December 18, 2020 There was the departure of Luis (Campos, the sports adviser), then that of Gérard. I knew that my story was going to end there. It had to end there. I arrived with people who were not no longer there, for X reasons that I don't have to comment on. I work like this. Quickly,

Christophe Galtier resumes to explain the chronology of his departure: “I am even clearer in April, the day after the victory at the Parc des Princes.

On the 7th or 8th, I tell him that in my head, it's over.

After that, it was leaky.

I thought I'd see him or that we were going to talk the night of the trophy presentation.

There was nothing.

I thought honestly, or naively, or maybe it's my human side, leaving more easily with everything we had done in the club, what we left in terms of added value for the squad, with a championship title.

And on that, I blame him (to Letang).

So he's happy, he got compensation (transfer, around €4m).

Thank you Jim Ratcliffe (the owner of the Riviera club), thank you OGC Nice.

He had the feeling of having passed for the president who was selling a trainer.

For the institution.

But he doesn't give a shit about the institution.

All northerners should know that.

He thinks only of his face…” indicates Galtier who specifies that he followed the Lille season without any remorse.

“I watched them without ever having any regrets or thinking that I should have been there.

Really, no regrets.

And I never thought they were there because of my work.

It was so clear in my head… I looked at them with the look of a coach and the eyes of a supporter of this team, ”assures the 55-year-old technician.

And he appreciated: “I wanted to see the evolution of the players who made the first campaign, and I saw a real one.

With more confidence and benchmarks.

They had a wonderful run.

They made their supporters happy.

I found Jocelyn (Gourvennec) very good, very active in his coaching, and the team very good.

It brought points to the UEFA index, money in the club's coffers.

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Source: leparis

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