PSG Appoint Christophe Galtier as Pochettino successor

PSG Appoint Christophe Galtier as Pochettino successor

Christophe Galtier has been officially appointed as the new Paris Saint-Germain head coach on a two-year deal.

It was confirmed earlier today that Mauricio Pochettino had left the role of the Ligue 1 champions.

The former Tottenham boss took charge at the Parc des Princes in January 2021 and guided his side to the league title, as well as the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions during his time in charge.

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.

Manchester United considered Pochettino for the manager's position vacated by interim Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season, but instead opted to hire Erik ten Hag from Ajax.

Galtier, 55, guided Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2020-21, before joining Nice, who went on to seal a fifth-place finish under him in the French top flight last season.