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Christophe Galtier, new PSG coach

Christophe Galtier, new PSG coach

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Publish on 07/05 at 15:00

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On Tuesday Paris Saint-Germain made it official: Christophe Galtier will replace Mauricio Pochettino as coach at the reigning Ligue 1 Uber Eats champions for the next two seasons.

It's official: Christophe Galtier is the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain. On Tuesday, the capital club presented the former OGC Nice coach, who has signed on for two seasons and will replace Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino, to the press.

"I know the responsibilities that will be mine at the helm of this extraordinary team," said Christophe Galtier, "which is certainly one of the most competitive and spectacular in Europe."

Three at the back and a number one 'keeper

During the press conference, Christophe Galtier was invited to speak on several topics, notably concerning how his team, will line up, and he indicated that he was moving towards a system with a three-man defence. He also explained that he wanted to appoint a number one goalkeeper in his squad.

"With Luis Campos, there are no compromises," he added, commenting on his relationship with the new PSG sports advisor, with whom he worked at Lille. Galtier also noted that he wants the size of his squad to be reduced.

Form

At 55, the former player is taking the next step in his coaching career. After a spell on the bench at AS Saint-Etienne between 2009 and 2017 - during which he won the Coupe de la Ligue - he was crowned French champion with LOSC in 2021. Last season he was at the helm of OGC Nice, who finished fifth in the league and reached the Coupe de France final. In his career, he has been voted Ligue 1 Uber Eats Coach of the Year at the UNFP Trophies three times - in 2013, 2019 and 2021.

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