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Paris Saint-Germain appoint Christophe Galtier as new head coach following Mauricio Pochettino’s exit

French champions Paris Saint-Germain have officially appointed Christophe Galtier as their new head coach.

The French tactician will succeed Mauricio Pochettino after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.

The announcement was made today via the PSG official website, where Galtier revealed his delight at taking the reins in the French capital.

“I am delighted to join Paris Saint-Germain – I would like to thank the chairman Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Luis Campos and the club for their confidence in me,” Galtier said.

“I am fully aware of the responsibilities involved to coach this extraordinary team, which is one of the most competitive and spectacular squads in Europe.

“I am delighted to work with all of these talented players as well as the top-level staff here at the club. We acknowledge everything that Paris Saint-Germain represents in French and international football.

“My focus is on ambition, hard work and making the most of the team’s potential. I am delighted to become head coach of this team and to be on the bench at the magnificent Parc des Princes, a stadium that embodies a passion for football.”

Galtier began his coaching career with Saint-Etienne, where he enjoyed an impressive eight-year spell at the Geoffroy Stadium.

The Frenchman led the Greens to the 2013 Coupe de la Ligue title – ending the club’s 32-year trophy drought – before moving to LOSC Lille in 2017.

He finished second and fourth in his first two seasons with Les Dogues before guiding the club to the Ligue 1 title in 2020, denying PSG a fourth league crown on the trot.

The 55-year-old was hired by OGC Nice last season, leading the club to a fifth-place finish in the league and the Coupe de France final, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Nantes.

PSG have now committed their future to the hands of Galtier, who boasts an impressive pedigree in French football, as they look to impose themselves across Europe.

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