Paris Saint-Germain made official this Wednesday the end of the contract of coach Christophe Galtier, a year before its conclusion, in a statement in which he praised the “professionalism” of the 56-year-old coach, who came to the position in 2022.

“At the end of the 2022-2023 financial year, Paris Saint-Germain and Christophe Galtier decided to end their first-team coaching contract,” the French club announced, pointing out “his professionalism and commitment.”

The two parties had finalized the agreement by sealing their divorce shortly before, according to a source close to the negotiations.

The former coach of Saint-Étienne, Lille and Nice is leaving the capital after just one season, since the Ligue 1 title has not served to hide the failures in the French Cup and the Champions League. The announcement of his successor is expected on Wednesday, with the Spanish Luis Enrique as the favorite.


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Galtier’s experience at PSG ends with an air of failure, despite the club’s conquest of an eleventh French champion title, the second for the coach after the one achieved with Lille, against PSG, in 2021.

For the first time since the beginning of the QSI (Qatar Sports Investments) era in 2011, a coach will only spend one season on the Parisian bench. Galtier will not carry out the second year of the contract. The commitment to a coach with experience in Ligue 1, and who stood out for his discipline, did not work.

Galtier, under the shadows of racism

The end of the season was particularly difficult with the accusations of racism and Islamophobia coming from Nice, his previous club, which Galtier denies, and for which he must face a process for moral harassment and discrimination in December
. But he sportingly he had already lost control.

After a good first part of the season (21 goals in his first four games), his balance was declining, with ten defeats in 2023.

Eliminated in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France and the Champions League, Galtier’s PSG sweated to win their French title, when Lens moved within three points, having had a comfortable lead over their rivals.

with AFP

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