Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain are set to sign Christophe Galtier, OGC Nice manager, to replace their current boss Mauricio Pochettino for the upcoming season. PSG cannot confirm Galtier's arrival until Pochettino's exit has been fully completed. But as per reports the former Lille OSC and AS Saint-Etienne tactician has agreed to sign a two-year deal with an optional extension of another year.
Reports say that the Argentine manager has agreed on terms for a departure on a €10m payout. Christophe Galtier, whose LOSC teamed ended Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 dominance as they won the league in the 2020-21 season.
Mauricio Pochettino was appointed 18 months ago but finally succumbed to the pressure as he failed to help PSG better their record in the Champions League last season, as they were eliminated in the round of 16 by Real Madrid. A French newspaper on Monday reported Galtier’s links to joining the Parisians.
The article quoted PSG owner Al-Khelaifi confirming their interest in the former France international, who said, "We have a shortlist of coaches, we are in talks with Nice, this is not a secret." But before Galtier, PSG was heavily pushing to sign French footballing stalwart Zinedine Zidane as their new manager.
But Galtieri was spotted at Paris Saint-Germain's training centre on Thursday, turning the speculation into reality. The former Saint-Etienne boss manager will be replaced by Lucien Favre at OGC Nice. Favre had previously managed the club for a two-year period from 2016 to 2018.
PSG announce Vitinha's signing
The Parians have kicked off their summer transfer window with the announcement of their first new signing of the season. PSG have brought in FC Porto midfielder Vitinha. The Portuguese player made his first-team debut for Porto in 2020 before he joined English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan for the 2020/21 season.
Vitinha played 22 games in his first season in England. Soon the midfielder also made his international debut and received three caps for Portugal. He returned to Porto last summer and made 47 competitive appearances and was a key part in helping the club win a domestic league-cup double.