One year and then goes. "I am aware of the responsibility to ensure that PSG have a great season. I prepared myself for it. If I accepted this position it is because I am capable, "said Christophe Galtier with ambition during his presentation at the Parc des Princes on July 5. After a season in the capital, the coach will already pack up. According to our information, Luis Campos announced in recent hours that he would no longer be the coach.
This is anything but a surprise, moreover Galtier had little illusions about the fate that would be reserved for him, as he has been able to confide to some relatives in recent weeks. At the time of reckoning, the only Ligue 1, won with a small point ahead of RC Lens (the smallest gap since the arrival of QSI), does not weigh very heavy in the balance against the eliminations in the eighth final of the Champions League against Bayern Munich and the France Cup by OM.
On the extra-sporting level too, Galtier has gone through a tumultuous season. The sand yachting affair, that of the supposed racism during his visit to Nice or even more recently his premature announcement of the departure of Messi, which does not seem to have pleased PSG, have not raised his popularity rating. Nor are the whistles of the Parc des Princes, Saturday night, and his absence among the best coaches of Ligue 1 at the UNFP Trophies. Galtier was the seventh coach to sit on the club's bench since the Qataris arrived in 2011.
The Parisian board is already well advanced in the search for his successor. Many names have circulated, including the latest, that of Julian Nagelsmann. The former Bayern Munich coach figures prominently in the minds of decision-makers who will now accelerate on this priority file. Luis Enrique is another name ticked off on the Doha side who follows in parallel the coach of Leverkusen Xabi Alonso. At this stage, these are the three names that come up the most to take over.