PSG sacks Christophe Galtier after one season in-charge

PSG sacks Christophe Galtier after one season in-charge


Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have made official their decision to sack Christophe Galtier as head coach after just one season in charge.

The French champions said on Wednesday, July 5, that the 56-year-old was informed of the decision at the end of the campaign.

PSG sacks Christophe Galtier after one season in-charge
Christophe Galtier at a PSG training. Source: Getty

PSG and Christophe Galtier have been locked in settlement talks for the past few weeks and Luis Enrique has been lined up as the Frenchman’s replacement at Parc des Princes. The Spanish tactician is expected to be unveiled at the new PSG Campus training facility on Wednesday afternoon.

The club said in a statement;

“Paris Saint-Germain and Christophe Galtier have decided to terminate his contract as coach of the first team.

“Everyone at Paris Saint-Germain thanks Christophe Galtier, as well as his assistants Thierry Oleksiak and Joao Sacramento, for their professionalism and commitment over the course of the season, and wishes them the best in their future careers.”

PSG are now set to appoint former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique as manager. The 53-year-old will return to management for the first time since leaving his role with La Roja after his team’s shock 2022 World Cup exit. Luis Enrique previously managed Barcelona between 2014 and 2017, famously winning the treble in his first season in charge of the Catalan giants.

PSG sacks Christophe Galtier after one season in-charge
Christophe Galtier giving out directives during a PSG match. Source: Getty

PSG’s form slumped after the World Cup, with 10 losses in 28 games in 2023. The club was unbeaten in all competitions before the European season was paused in November for the World Cup in Qatar.

Mbappé’s league-leading 29 goals arguably saved the club from losing the title, which was retained with only one game to spare, and just one point ahead of the unheralded Lens.

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PSG’s final game was a 3-2 defeat to modest Clermont and highlighted the glaring weaknesses in midfield and defence that Mbappé’s goals have papered over.

In addition to his star-studded team’s mediocre performances, Galtier was destabilized by allegations he made racist and anti-Muslim comments when he was in charge of French club Nice. He has been summoned to stand trial in December as part of the investigation.


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