PSG name Galtier as new manager after sacking Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has named Christophe Galtier as their next manager, only days after parting company with Mauricio Pochettino.

Galtier joins PSG on a two-year deal after leaving Nice last month, where he led the club to a runner-up finish in the French Cup and a fifth-place finish in Ligue 1.

Christophe Galtier

The 55-year-old Frenchman will join Nice in 2021 after guiding Lille to their first Ligue 1 win since 2011. Galtier played eight seasons at Saint-Etienne before joining Lille, where he won the French Cup in 2012-2013.

“You feel the expectations when you’re here [at the Parc des Princes],” Galtier, PSG’s first French coach since Laurent Blanc in 2013-16, remarked on Tuesday.

“I value the responsibility I have in helping PSG have a successful season.” I’ve been preparing for it. I took his work since I am capable of doing it. But we must do it all together,” he said.

Galtier will be reunited with Luis Campos, the club’s recently hired football advisor, at PSG, where the two previously worked together at Lille.

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