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Christophe Galtier Appointed New Manager Of PSG

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Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as Paris Saint-Germain manager, the club have announced on Tuesday July 5, with Christophe Galtier taking over on a two-year contract.

“When you’re here [at the Parc des Princes], you feel the expectations,” said Galtier, who is PSG’s first French coach since Laurent Blanc in 2013-16.

“I appreciate the responsibility that I have so that PSG can have a great season. I have been getting ready for it. If I have accepted his job, it is because I am capable of it. But we have to do it all together.”

As per sources, PSG will pay a fee of around €10 million to Nice for Galtier, who shows up having directed Nice to an other participants finish in the French Cup and fifth spot in Ligue 1 last season.

Galtier, 55, was the favored applicant of new PSG sporting director Luis Campos, who replaced Leonardo. Galtier led Lille to the 2021 league title ahead of PSG.

Mauricio Pochettino led PSG to the Ligue 1 title, but his disappointment in the Champions League set him back. Once more, sources say that Zinedine Zidane was the favored choice for the emir of Qatar, who owns PSG, but the former Real Madrid manager rejected approaches to take on the project.

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However, PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi denied interest in Zidane, dismissing reports that PSG had been in talks with the 1998 World Cup winner about becoming their new boss.

“We never talked with Zidane. I love the player and the coach, but we never talked with him. Christophe Galtier was always our first option,” Al-Khelaifi said.

“Paris Saint-Germain confirm that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the club,” PSG said in a statement. “The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future.”

In any case, PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi denied interest in Zidane, excusing reports that PSG had been in consults with the 1998 World Cup winner about becoming their new manager.

“We never talked with Zidane. I love the player and the coach, but we never talked with him. Christophe Galtier was always our first option,” Al-Khelaifi said.

“Paris Saint-Germain confirm that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the club,” PSG said in a statement. “The club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future.”

There had been hypothesis over Pochettino’s future at PSG since their elimination from the Champions League by Real Madrid in the round of 16 notwithstanding holding a 2-0 total lead at half-time leg.

Indeed, even PSG bringing home their tenth Ligue 1 championship in May was damaged by a protest from the club’s ultras, who left the game with 15 minutes remaining as opposed to celebrating with the team’s players.

In spite of having a ritzy team available to him at PSG, with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi driving the attack, Pochettino actually failed to win the other homegrown trophies on offer, lifting just the league title last season.

Pochettino leaves PSG after 84 competitive games in control, having won 55, drawn 15 and lost 14.

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