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PSG ‘plan to appoint Christophe Galtier as their new boss within the next week’

PSG ‘plan to appoint Christophe Galtier as their new boss within the next week’ after original target Zinedine Zidane dropped out to ‘keep herself available for the job in France’ after the World Cup in Qatar

  • PSG hope to hire Christophe Galtier ‘within next week’ according to reports
  • Nice boss became the favorite after Zinedine Zidane dropped out of the race
  • The ex-Real Madrid boss is reportedly looking at the job in France after the World Cup
  • Galtier won Ligue 1 with Lille in 2020-21 and led Nice to fifth place last season

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly aiming to hire Christophe Galtier as head coach within the week after Zinedine Zidane was out of the running.

The 55-year-old Frenchman took Nice to fifth in Ligue 1 last season and would take over the PSG role from Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked by the French giants earlier this month.

Galtier’s peak performance as manager led Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2020-21, the only time PSG have failed to win the division in the past five seasons.

PSG hopes to be able to strip Nice boss Christophe Galtier within a week, according to reports

PSG hopes to be able to strip Nice boss Christophe Galtier within a week, according to reports

Zidane is said to have flown to Qatar in early June to talk to the leaders of the Parc des Princes about a possible deal with the club.

However, the former Real Madrid boss is out of the running in hopes of succeeding Didier Deschamps as France manager after the 2022 World Cup, according to the athletic

The outlet claimed PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is keen to agree a compensation package with Nice in a bid to snatch Galtier in the coming days.

Galtier is the favorite to take over at PSG after Zinedine Zidane was out of the running

Galtier is the favorite to take over at PSG after Zinedine Zidane was out of the running

Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by PSG after failing to win the elusive Champions League

Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by PSG after failing to win the elusive Champions League

His appointment would see a reunion with new PSG football adviser Luis Campos, who worked alongside Galtier in Lille between 2017 and 2020.

PSG and Lille are also reportedly in talks over a potential deal for Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches, who played a pivotal role in Galtier’s 2020/21 Ligue 1 title battle.

After persuading Kylian Mbappe to renew his PSG contract in May, the domestic champions are now planning a team overhaul this summer, eager to bolster their French star with a plethora of new additions.

The club are reportedly looking for Inter defender Milan Skriniar, Porto midfielder Vitinha and Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior, who was asked on Sunday by PSG not to renew his contract with the European champions.

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