Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have denied rumors of hiring Nice coach Christophe Galtier as their next manager.
French newspaper L’Equipe and radio station FranceInfo had made claims that Frenchman had agreed to join the French champions in place of Mauricio Pochettino at Parc de Princes.
The Argentinian was appointed in January last year and led the club to the Ligue 1 title in the just-concluded season and still has another 12 months remaining on his contract.
But it has become apparently clear that the club’s expectations have not been met and the two have decided to part ways in the coming days.
PSG were said to be interested in the services of Zinedine Zidane who Kylian Mbappe prefers after signing his new deal but the former Real Madrid boss is keen on managing France’s international team, a job that may be available after this year’s World Cup.
Christophe Galtier is the next best choice for PSG with the 55-year-old currently the manager of Nice having already won a Ligue 1 title with Lille.
If he does eventually makes the move to Paris, Galtier would reunite with Louis Campos, PSG’s recently appointed football advisor.
The new French top-flight season begins on the weekend of August 6-7 with champions PSG playing French Cup winners Nantes in the Trophee des Champions, the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season, in Tel-Aviv, Israel a week before.