Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has officially appointed Christophe Galtier as head coach replacing Mauricio Pochettino. (Source: Twitter @PSG_English)
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has officially appointed Christophe Galtier as coach for the 2022-23 season. Galtier replaces tactician Mauricio Pochettino.
“Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce that Christophe Galtier has been appointed head coach of the first team. The Frenchman has signed a contract for two seasons until June 30, 2024,” read PSG’s official statement on their official website, Tuesday (5/7/). 2022) local time.
For some people who do not follow the French Ligue 1, the name Galtier does sound foreign.
In fact, Galtier has never coached a team outside of France.
However, his name is already very famous in the world of French football. For example, Olympique Marseille, Saint-Etienne, Nice, and LOSC Lille have used the services of Galtier as a coach.
Profile Christopher Galtier
Before entering the world of coaching, Galtier was active as a professional player.
Born in the City of Marseille on August 26, 1966, Galtier started his football career at the SO Les Caillols academy. Starting in 1982, he entered the Marseille academy.
After three years, the 1.76-meter-tall man rose to the Marseille first team. During his first two seasons in the first team, Galtier helped Marseille to the 1986-87 Coupe de France final.
After that, he briefly moved clubs, defending Lille, Angers, Nimes, Monza, until retiring at Chinese club Lianoing in 1999.
Only a few months after deciding to hang up his boots, Galtier returned to Marseille. This time not as a player, but as an interim coach.