In an interview with L’Equipe this Thursday, Julien Fournier, the football director of OGC Nice, returned to PSG’s interest in Christophe Galtier. The leader opens the door to the departure of his technician but urges his Parisian counterparts to act quickly.
One season after arriving on the OGC Nice bench, Christophe Galtier will he ever leave the azure club? Uncertainty remains in recent days as the technician is, according to our information, the priority choice of Luis Campos to become PSG’s new coach next season.
In an interview with The Team this Thursday night, Julien Fournier, football director of OGC Nice, returned to this interest. “I’m like you, I read. But it’s under contract, it’s a reality. (…) Then, if Paris-Saint-Germain comes, and it’s a decision I can’t make alone Of course, when you have this type of club picking up one of your players or your coach, it’s hard to say “no”. (…) Every passing day makes PSG’s job more difficult, because we have to move forward for next season. If they want it, they shouldn’t be late, “said Fournier about his technician, under contract until 2024.
“You never know a person until you’ve worked with them”
On the other hand, Julien Fournier assures that the Aiglons are “on alert” for a plan B in case Christophe Galtier leaves. If he does not regret choosing the man who was champion of France in 2021 with the LOSC, the leader implies a few small frictions. “If I put myself in the context of last year, I’ll make the same decision again,” he said. “But you never know a person until you’ve worked with them.”
Nice finished fifth in the last season of Ligue 1 and will play next yearEuropa Conference League. Despite the penalty spot, which cost him fourth place, the result was not necessarily as expected, with also a defeat in the French Cup final. “I think there has been a lot of negativity around the team,” said Fournier over the last two months of the Gym. Christophe has been extremely successful in Lille. We expect him to perform better next season, especially on the offensive side. “