Mercato Paris – The Christophe Galtier priority, the José Mourinho option: Big battle for the PSG bench

Wind of madness on Paris. This Saturday, the French and British newspapers drew, without agreeing, on the name of the replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, whose future seems sealed on the PSG bench. Two names emerge but a favorite stands out if we are to believe the Parisian, who has been rather well informed in recent months about the future of PSG: Christophe Galtier. At the same time, the British press put forward the name of José Mourinho. Update on a decisive file for Paris.

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The link is easy to make between Luis Campos, the new sports adviser to Nasser al-Khelaïfi, and Christophe Galtier: Lille. It is this duo, who played a very bad trick in Paris by stealing the title of champion in 2021, who could take the destiny of PSG in hand. According to information from the Parisian, the current Nice coach is now Campos’ priority and, therefore, the favorite to succeed Mauricio Pochettino. This would mark a real turning point in Parisian strategy. Despite his three Ligue 1 best manager trophies, Galtier has neither the tactical imprint, nor a European background, nor a career as a great player that could have brought him into the circle of the most highly rated coaches on the market.

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But, if his first year in Nice remains average, he succeeded in Saint-Etienne and Lille in clubs which had neither the size nor the means of PSG. Le Parisien, who specifies that a second option for a younger profile is being studied, announces that Galtier is ready to take the plunge but that there are still obstacles to overcome. Starting by convincing OGC Nice and Ineos who are particularly attached to their coach. An excellent communicator, the one who sets up Carlo Ancelotti and Didier Deschamps as an absolute model is taking the opportunity of his life to take control of a club sized to win the Champions League. The bet is daring but really exciting. “There is no glass ceiling above my head otherwise I would break it,” he told us in May. He may have the opportunity to prove it.

The option from England: José Mourinho

Again, it is his link with Luis Campos that makes José Mourinho a possible option for PSG according to the Telegraph. Both men worked together at Real Madrid and their bond has remained very close so far. This is not the first time that the name of the Special One has been associated with PSG. Paris appreciates his ability to succeed wherever he goes, having won AS Roma’s first European Cup this year.

José Mourinho with the Conference League, Roma, Getty Images

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His profile could fit with the turn that PSG wants to take by bringing more rigor and firmness to a workforce that has too often done what it liked in recent years. A rigidity embodied by the arrival of Campos. Mourinho could be the second stage of this rocket. Problem, The Special One has already announced that he will remain on the AS Roma bench this summer: “I am staying, there is no doubt about it, even if some rumors are coming … I want to stay at Roma. » This can already calm the Parisian ardor.

The other options

Marcelo Gallardo, the former midfielder of PSG and AS Monaco, is still scrutinized by the leaders of PSG. But the technician from River Plate, announced in Ligue 1 each summer, remains a step behind. The Portuguese daily Correio da Manhã reveals that Antero Henrique, also maneuvering in the file of the new PSG coach, greatly appreciates Sergio Conceição. A contact would have been established with the former coach of FC Nantes but it will be necessary to pay 10 million euros to convince FC Porto to let him go.

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