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Expected in the coming days to come and sit on the bench of PSG, Christophe Galtier will therefore take up a huge challenge within the club of the capital. And during his career, the former coach of ASSE and LOSC sometimes found himself at the heart of controversies and clashes that forged his character. Back to those times.
A difficult divorce with Létang at LOSC
The split between Christophe Galtier and the LOSC did not go smoothly in the summer of 2021, far from it. The coach wished he could be released by the Mastiffs to join theOGC Niceespecially since he had just achieved the feat of winning the Ligue 1 title, but the Lille president Olivier Letang did not make it easy for him, and Galtier curtly settled accounts with him last May in an interview with The voice of the North : “ I thought honestly, or naively, or maybe it’s my human side, leaving more easily with everything we had done in the club, what we left in terms of added value for the squad, with a championship title. And on that, I blame him! So he’s happy, he got compensation. Thank you Jim Ratcliffe, thank you OGC Nice. He had the feeling of having passed for the president who was selling a trainer. For the institution. But he doesn’t give a shit about the institution. All northerners should know that. He only thinks about his face “, dropped Galtier on the pond. The message got through…
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The famous fight against Gallardo…
In April 2000, when he was one of the assistants of Bernard Casoni at theOM, Christophe Galtier had found himself at the heart of a fight in the corridors of the Vélodrome stadium with Marcelo Gallardo, who was a player at the time of theAS Monaco. In March 2016, in the columns of So Foot, Galtier returned for the first time to this altercation with the former Argentinian international: ” I never hit him, ever. If there’s a guy who overprotected everyone to avoid incidents, it’s me. Marcelo is a very great player, but he could freak out an opponent. He was a provocateur, he went far. He spat in the face, he insulted everyone. He thinks I hit him from behind. There were three people next to him at that time. And in those three, there were two who caught him, he ended up in pieces, but I never grabbed him by the hair… You have to remember that OM, at that time there, the match may have been lost, and if so, we are relegated… Those who did so went to see the president. But it happened internally. The leaders had five days to save the life of the club. At the various commissions, they contented themselves with declaring that the security was in place and that the camera got disconnected by chance. So I had to tell not my version of the facts, but the facts… “.
The development with Jérémy Clément
Whereas Christophe Galtier revealed himself as a main trainer with theASSE with a beautiful love story of seven and a half years on the bench of the Greens, he sometimes clashed with certain players. Jeremy Clementwhich was driven by Galtier at theASSEunveiled it in May 2020 in the columns of THE TEAM : “ With Christophe Galtier once, before a European Cup match, we made 45 minutes of video before training and a set-up against the substitutes. Had to do this, do that… And we took the broth. We didn’t put one foot in front of the other because there were so many instructions. Everyone was asking 10,000 questions. And at the break, I cracked! “Christophe, frankly it pisses me off… I don’t want to train. My head is about to explode, I’m losing all my means and so are the others. I had made myself the team’s advocate. Christophe sent us back to the locker room and, afterwards, we explained ourselves. It ended well because Christophe knew that I was someone whole “Said the former midfielder.
Galtier reassembled against the supporters of Nice
On May 11, just a few days after the Coupe de France final lost against FC Nantes (0-1), theOGC Nice won at home in the league againstASSE (4-2). And some Nice supporters, who had not digested the defeat against the Canaries, had chanted in the stands a song evoking the death ofEmiliano Sala following a plane crash (in January 2019), and Galtier had risen against these attacks towards the memory of the former striker of the FC Nantes : “ I have no adjective to define what I heard. One of the first reactions in the locker room after the match was not shouts of joy, it was what the players heard. I know the club intervened through a press release. On behalf of my locker room and my staff, we would like to apologize to Emiliano Sala’s family and to FC Nantes. You can hear a lot of things in a stadium. I’m talking about a few people, but people who still sang quite loudly and there were only three of them. And if they not happy, they just show up to training camp, I’ll tell them the same “, had let go Galtierwhich had caused the beginning of his break with some supporters of theOGC Nice.