Paris Saint-Germain head coach Christophe Galtier is in danger of losing his job following the team’s poor run in 2023, according to RMC Sport.
The club will not sack him now, and they are not even discussing it, but the second leg of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich will be crucial.
If Galtier and his men fail to turn the game around, there could be consequences at the end of the season. The club will also monitor the domestic results between now and then.
Les Parisiens have been poor since the turn of the year, losing five games. They only lost four throughout 2022.
The Ligue 1 champions have lost three games in a row. They were beaten by Marseille at Stade Velodrome in the cup last week before another loss to AS Monaco in the league this weekend.
Fans booed the team following the game against the Principality club, leading Presnel Kimpembe to try and quell the rising tensions. The latest loss to the Bundesliga champions would not have helped that plea.
It is the first time PSG have lost three games consecutively since 2012 under Antoine Kombouare. Carlo Ancelotti took over as coach months later.
Bayern dominated PSG, and former academy graduate Kingsley Coman scored the only goal of the round-of-16 game. His shot squirmed under Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Neymar and Lionel Messi looked tepid until Kylian Mbappe came on and added dynamism to the attack. His off-the-ball running sparked life into the attack.
The next leg of the fixture will be crucial for Galtier’s tenure with PSG. If they don’t improve before then and lose that game, he will likely leave the club at the end of the campaign.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, reportedly wants Zinedine Zidane as the head coach. He dreams of the storied French great managing the club.
PSG wanted Zidane in the summer following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino. He was the club’s top target, but they signed Galtier instead.
The club’s decision-makers in Doha are already considering how to approach Zidane in the coming months. But it is unclear if the France icon would accept the job.
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