Asked about his absence from the list of finalists for the coach of the year trophy in Ligue 1, Christophe Galtier did not want to argue.
Future champion of France, and not even among the five best coaches of the season? It is the fate that seems promised to Christophe Galtier, who should fulfill his mission by leading Paris Saint-Germain to the title, but who is not among the five finalists for the trophy for coach of the year in Ligue 1 Following the vote organized with the technicians themselves, Franck Haise (Lens), Igor Tudor (OM), Paulo Fonseca (Lille), Pascal Gastien (Clermont) and Philippe Montanier (Toulouse) will compete for the trophy.
During his press conference this Friday, Christophe Galtier was asked if he could explain this absence. The Parisian coach did not wish to argue, respecting the decision of his peers. “There is no explanation, just a vote done like every season, he replied, relays RMC. This vote must be respected. I voted myself. The five nominated coaches deserve it. There will be the best coach, that’s how it is. I had no particular reaction. It is a vote that we must respect”.
As a reminder, Christophe Galtier has already been elected coach of the year three times, in 2013 with Saint-Etienne (tied with Carlo Ancelotti), then in 2019 and 2021 with Lille. In recent years, when PSG have been champions of France, it has happened three times that another coach has been chosen. René Girard was preferred to Laurent Blanc in 2014, Galtier was preferred to Thomas Tuchel in 2019, and Bruno Genesio was ahead of Mauricio Pochettino in the votes last year. The last Parisian coach to receive this trophy was Unai Emery in 2018.