PSG are still looking for their future coach and it could be neither Christophe Galtier… nor Zinedine Zidane.
Who will be Mauricio Pochettino’s successor at Paris Saint-Germain? This is the file that keeps the supporters of the Parisian club in suspense. According to information from L’Equipe, the Christophe Galtier and Zinedine Zidane tracks are very real. But the Parisian club is also working on another track. Indeed, while the national daily confirms regular contact between Luis Campos and Christophe Galtier, the new sports director of PSG has never told the current Nice coach that he was the first on his shortlist. The name of Zinedine Zidane is always mentioned, as is that of a coach whose name “did not come out (or little)” according to the national daily.
A discreet trainer is added to the list
A confidence between the lines which demonstrates that Luis Campos has more than one trick up his sleeve as usual. Faced with a Zidane who is the subject of enormous forcing from the Emir of Qatar, and a Christophe Galtier whom he appreciates but who is not unanimous at PSG, the new sports adviser of the Ile-de-France club surely has in mind the name of a technician capable of achieving unanimity. Is it still and always Roberto Mancini, who is wondering about his future at the head of the Italian selection, and has a profile that is very appealing internally? Obviously, the answer will wait for several files to settle.
While Zinedine Zidane is desired and does not really give the impression of wanting to join Paris Saint-Germain at all costs, Christophe Galtier’s position is crystal clear. According to L’Equipe, the Marseille native told Luis Campos that his desire was to join PSG. And for good reason, Christophe Galtier is aware that such a project will no longer be presented to him anytime soon, which is why he informed his representatives that he was very keen to leave Nice in order to join Paris. The relationship is fluid with Luis Campos, the current sporting director of PSG. But the Portuguese wants to do things in order: internally, he explains to his interlocutors that the priority is to find a final agreement with Mauricio Pochettino and his staff.
Pochettino will not make any gift to PSG
And for good reason, the current Paris Saint-Germain coach has a contract that runs until June 2023 and despite reports that an agreement has been reached for the termination of his lease, nothing is official yet. Mauricio Pochettino ensures that his staff is not harmed and will not yield much to Qatar. The Argentinian, who knows that he will no longer be the coach of Paris Saint-Germain next season, also has a desire for the future: to find a bench in England. According to information from the English press, the Premier League is his top priority. But it will not be easy for Pochettino to find an ambitious club, Jürgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta or Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte being well established in their respective clubs.