Nasser’s first choice was not Galtier


A few months after the arrival of Christophe Galtier on the bench of the Reds and Blues, the results seem rather to go. To believe The TeamNasser Al-Khelaïfi had yet thought of another candidate to replace Mauricio Pochettino before changing his mind.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG

Completely undefeated since the start of the season, Christophe Galtier’s PSG quietly reign over Ligue 1. With five points more than their Lensois runner-up, the reigning French champion has a comfortable lead. As far as the Champions League is concerned, the capital club finished second in their group behind Benfica and will therefore have to face Bayern Munich in the round of 16.

If this second point led to frustration, the results seem rather satisfactory for the former coach of the Mastiffs. This team certainly has a real margin of progress in the game but the management of egos, many in the locker room, is in progress. Neymar and Lionel Messi have thus regained an excellent level since the native of Marseille settled on the bench. The Brazilian’s progress is particularly striking. Despite some small problems with Kylian Mbappé at the start of the season around yet another penaltygate or his role as “pivot”the atmosphere seems rather good within the club.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was thinking of Thiago Motta to replace Mauricio Pochettino

In today’s edition, The Team reveals however that Christophe Galtier was not the number one choice of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. According to information gathered by our colleagues, the president of the Ile-de-France team would indeed have wanted to bring in Thiago Motta. The Qatari businessman is said to have organized a telephone exchange between the Italian and Luis Campos, PSG football adviser.

The choice to bring in Thiago Motta, a former member of the house, does not convince the Portuguese, however. It will finally be Christophe Galtier who will obtain the coveted post.

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