PSG name Galtier as new manager after parting ways with Pochettino

By: Reuters | Paris |

July 5, 2022 6:17:49 pm

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi, right, and Christophe Galtier attend a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium. (AP Photo)

Paris St Germain announced Christophe Galtier as their new manager on Tuesday, shortly after the Ligue 1 champions parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino. Galtier joins PSG after leaving Nice last month, having guided them to a runners-up finish in the French Cup and fifth place in Ligue 1 last season.

The 55-year-old Frenchman joined Nice in 2021 after leading Lille to their first Ligue 1 title since 2011 in the previous campaign. Before joining Lille, Galtier spent eight seasons at Saint Etienne, where he won the French Cup in 2012-2013.

🔵🔴 Christophe Galtier is confirmed as new Paris Saint-Germain coach following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino.#UCL pic.twitter.com/lJjbG9AXiM

— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 5, 2022

Galtier’s appointment comes after PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi put an end to speculation surrounding France great Zinedine Zidane, dismissing reports that PSG had been in talks with the 1998 World Cup winner about becoming their new boss.

Pochettino, who was appointed by PSG in January 2021, won the Ligue 1 title in 2021-22 and the French Cup in 2020-21 but failed to deliver in the Champions League, the only major trophy that has eluded PSG since Qatar Sports Investment took over in 2011.

Paris Saint-Germain confirm that Mauricio Pochettino has ended his role at the Club.

The Club would like to thank Mauricio Pochettino and his staff for their work and wish them the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/Y7ef0qVLVh

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 5, 2022

PSG, eight times league winners since the takeover, were Champions League runners-up in 2020 but they were knocked out in the last 16 last season by eventual champions Real Madrid. Pochettino came in with a strong resume after making Tottenham Hotspur perennial top-four finishers in England’s Premier League and guiding them to the Champions League final in 2019.
Top Sports News Now

Click here for more

Best of Express PremiumPremiumBJP and Shiv Sena allies might not go after Uddhav factionPremiumIn Maharashtra political drama, cameo by a 30-year-old from Haryana makes…PremiumC Raja Mohan writes: With China’s expanding influence, Asia is also…PremiumBJP’s Pasmanda Muslims outreach plan after PM message a new worry f…More Premium Stories >>

Despite having a star-studded squad at his disposal at PSG, with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi leading the attack, Pochettino failed to win the other domestic trophies on offer, lifting only the league title last season. Pochettino leaves PSG after 84 competitive games in charge, having won 55, drawn 15 and lost 14.

Express Explained
Go beyond the news. Understand the headlines with our Explained stories

Read here

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.