Less than two weeks before the resumption of training, scheduled for Monday June 27, Christophe Galtier is still the coach of OGC Nice, a club with which he is still contractually linked until June 2024. will he still be in the next few days, while Paris Saint-Germain, via Luis Campos, have made him a possible successor to Mauricio Pochettino, whose departure is expected to cost almost 15 million euros? The Parisian football adviser still has to convince the Qataris but nothing is impossible in this endless soap opera and the outcome of which does not seem to be for tomorrow or the weekend.
Broken trust between Fournier and Galtier
However, Nice has no intention of giving gifts to PSG – as Lille did not give them last summer – and even less to their coach. A transfer to the capital, which Galtier logically dreams of, would suit everyone as relations have become execrable between the Nice leaders, Julien Fournier in the lead, and the current Gym coach. The two men haven’t spoken in weeks and have no plans to do so in the near future.
The bond of trust seems broken, forever, and everything suggests that they will never be able to work together again. On vacation, the players follow it more or less far. Some worry about it, a greater number would not take a departure from their coach as a disaster. The more than sluggish end of the season and the final lost against Nantes marked a break between the staff and a few executives.
Ineos, radio silence
In the middle of this mishmash, there is Ineos which, through Dave Brailsford, is carrying out an audit which has been going on for almost a month. Crowned with success in cycling, the British leader discovers the microcosm of football, its complexity, its many intermediaries, its overexposure, which has not yet given him the idea to respond to media requests.
Favre, the favorite
While all of Nice is wondering who will be the club’s next coach – Lucien Favre is still holding the line to replace Christophe Galtier – our multiple attempts to contact the Ineos board have gone unheeded. Also solicited, Jean-Pierre Rivère, he has not responded for weeks. For his part, Julien Fournier, after carefully pointing out Galtier’s balance sheet in the columns of Nice morning and of the team and hinted that he would still be there in the coming weeks, took control of several files, including that of the transfer window.
The arrival of a renowned striker, the scheduled departure of Kasper Dolberg, the extension or not of Benitez, the exercise or not of the option to buy Kluivert and the numerous requests for Gouiri, Thuram and Todibo are at the agenda.
While hoping for a quick contact with the PSG to consider, finally, in a concrete way the post-Galtier and put an end to this period of hesitation.