Jose Mourinho, Luis Enrique, Thiago Motta... Rumors are rife about the succession of Christophe Galtier. And this even if the latter, under contract until 2024, still assured Saturday not to have been informed of the end of his mission by the management of the club. "I was not told, neither confirmed nor denied," promised the 56-year-old technician, after the defeat against Clermont (2-3), confirming the words of Luis Enrique a few hours earlier. "We have not made a decision about the coach," vowed the football advisor of Paris-SG. Communication, no more and no less, since the decision has been made, as indicated by L'Équipe on Friday. And the question of his succession has been agitating Parisian decision-makers for some time now. A reflection that obviously led them to Germany.
According to Foot Mercato, Julian Nagelsmann represents "a more than credible and serious option" in the eyes of the club's leaders with 11 France league titles. So much so that discussions have already taken place between the parties concerned, knowing that the 35-year-old German coach has been free since his dismissal from Bayern Munich last March. He was also replaced by a well-known coach in Paris, Thomas Tuchel... That's not all: in Doha, we would have decided to entrust the role of first deputy to Thierry Henry!
Nagelsmann and Henry have already spoken
A simple rumor, one more? In any case, L'Equipe was quick to confirm Qatari ambitions: formerly at Hoffenheim (2016-19) and Leipzig (2019-21), the native of Landsberg am Lech serves as a "priority" for PSG. "This arrival would be accompanied by another spectacular: that of Thierry Henry. The 1998 world champion would be named first deputy of the German, "add our colleagues. According to FM, the interest between all parties involved would be reciprocal and Nagelsmann would have already exchanged with Henry, coach number 1 in Monaco (2018-19) and Montreal (2019-21), but also a long-time member of the staff of the Belgian national team (2016-18, then 2021-22). A priori, the Amazon Prime Video consultant would be OK for this challenge.
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Note that the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano specifies that there is no final decision about Nagelsmann, who is not unknown in Paris. He has often faced the capital club in recent years. A duel that had turned to the advantage of the Red and Blue in the semi-finals of C1, in 2020, at the Final 8 of Lisbon (3-0). Last February and March, it was "his" Bayern who ejected PSG in the 8th finals of the "Champions" (1-0, 2-0).