Christophe Galtier Emerges PSG New Manager As Mauricio Pochettino Quits
Mauricio Pochettino has left Paris Saint-Germain and Nice boss Christophe Galtier has been confirmed as his successor on a two-year deal.
Pochettino, the former Tottenham and Southampton manager, has departed the club despite leading PSG to the French title, winning by 15 points – the largest margin of a title-winning team in the top five leagues.
But ultimately, it was PSG’s latest capitulation in the Champions League, the competition the Qatari owners crave so much, which has cost him his job.
PSG were 2-0 up on aggregate with only 45 minutes left to play in their last-16 tie against Real Madrid. But were undone by a 17-minute second-half hat-trick from Karim Benzema.
Pochettino was able to guide PSG to the semi-finals the season before, becoming only the second manager in the club’s history to do so under the current ownership, but they were eliminated by Manchester City.
Christophe Galtier guided Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2020/21, before joining Nice and leading them to fifth last season.