Christophe Galtier has left his role as coach of French Ligue 1 side, OGC Nice in preparation for the new task of managing a star-studded PSG.
Galtier will replace Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino who could not deliver what now looks like an elusive trophy that a side packed with talents like PSG should ordinarily pick up every other season.
Galtier who was a defender during his playing days will need an improved defense if he wants to do better than his predecessors. The Paris side fell to Benzema’s three second-half goals despite having led 1-0 from the first leg and a Kylian Mbappe second-leg goal up until the 61st minute.
PSG is expected to complete the deal this week.
He has Ligue 1 managerial experience, having previously managed Saint-Etienne and Lille.
Galtier oversaw a Lille campaign in 2020/21 that culminated in winning the league.
OGC Nice have also gotten a replacement in former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre, according to a club statement.