A year after his arrival, Christophe Galtier seems on the verge of leaving his post as PSG coach. In Italy, the media sent him to an unexpected destination.
It was to be a springboard for his career but the result was not what he hoped for. Recruited last summer to succeed Mauricio Pochettino on the Paris Saint-Germain bench, Christophe Galtier had a complicated season to say the least which should end with a departure. If the pre-2022 World Cup initially seemed promising, the return to the World Cup was catastrophic, both for him and for his team. Early elimination in the Coupe de France, off the road once again in the knockout stages of the Champions League, only a title of champion of France should adorn the Parisian showcase at the end of the season. Probably not enough to convince his management to keep him. For the future, some Italian media have put forward a possibility.
And this option mentioned by the Sports Courier is none other than Napoli. Crowned Serie A champion this season, thirty-three years after their last national title, the Azzurro club took advantage of the work of their coach, Luciano Spalletti, to return to the top. The transalpine media however evokes the possibility of an end of association between the coach and the boss of the club, Aurelio de Laurentiis. To support his remarks, he explains that weariness could have set in and that Spalletti might want to look elsewhere. A not really solid thesis, especially since the latter is under contract until June 2024 and should necessarily want to continue the Neapolitan adventure.
Three potential choices
While waiting to find out if relations will deteriorate suddenly (or not) between the two men of Napoli, the media put forward several names of potential successors to Spalletti. Two Italians are cited with Antonio Conte (free) and Gian Pierro Gasperini (Atalanta). And therefore only one foreigner, who is none other than Christophe Galtier. The priority, adds Corriere dello Sport, is still to continue the adventure with Luciano Spalletti. The opposite would have been surprising.