Away from the pitch for several months and the end of his adventure at Paris Saint-Germain, Christophe Galtier could find a bench in the coming days. In difficulty since the beginning of the season and beaten again this Monday in the Asian Champions League, the Qatari club of Al-Duhail has set its sights on the former coach of AS Saint-Étienne, Lille and OGC Nice. While contacts had already been established during the summer, they accelerated on Monday, the club wanting to part with Hernan Crespo, at the head of the team since March 2022.
Even if optimism is in order, details remain to be settled, especially regarding the duration of the contract. Wednesday could be decisive for the conclusion of this dossier. Christophe Galtier could then take the direction of Qatar before the end of the week. He would then manage the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho or the former Lille Isaac Lahidji.
Last week, it was on the side of Olympique de Marseille that the name of the French technician was mentioned. While he was the priority of the Phocaean leaders, and he seemed very interested in the project, Christophe Galtier had finally refused, the schedule being too busy to work properly with a new group. However, he seemed open to the idea of taking on a new challenge before being tried on December 15 for acts of "moral harassment" and "discrimination" denounced by Julien Fournier, former director of football of Nice. For its part, OM finally signed Gennaro Gattuso, who already led the team this weekend in Monaco (defeat 3-2).