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Thomas Tuchel in line to replace under-fire Galtier in shock PSG return

Thomas Tuchel in line to replace under-fire Galtier in shock PSG return

Thomas Tuchel has emerged as a shock candidate to replace under-fire Christophe Galtier at Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Evening Standard.

Galtier is feeling the heat in the ever-demanding PSG dugout and needs to turn things around or face the exit despite only arriving at the start of the season.

PSG snapped their three-game losing streak in last Sunday’s eventful 4-3 win over Lille thanks to a last-minute Lionel Messi free-kick.

However, the result was not enough to relieve pressure on Galtier.

The former Lille boss still has plenty to do to keep his job, and the sight of sporting director Luis Campos on the touchline underlines the pressure the Frenchman is under.

PSG were knocked out of the Coupe de France in the last-16 by Olympique Marseille and also suffered defeat in the Champions League first-leg clash with Bayern Munich.

They have established a five-point lead at the summit of Ligue 1, but their fixtures do not get easier with a trip to Marseille and Nantes preceding the second leg of the crunch tie with Bayern.

The next couple of games could be pivotal in deciding Galtier’s future, with the club planning a sensational Parc des Princes return for Tuchel.

The German has been out of a job since he was sacked by Chelsea last September but may need convincing to rejoin the French champions after his unceremonious departure last time out.

Tuchel fell out with former PSG director Leonardo during his spell at the club, but if he were to return, he would be dealing with Campos.

The 49-year-old would also need assurances the club would be willing to protect him against player power. He could also ask to be left to focus on coaching without too much involvement in transfer dealings.

Tuchel has also been touted with a possible return to Stamford Bridge, with the club currently wallowing in mid-table under new boss Graham Potter.

However, that is thought to be unlikely, with the club sticking by Potter despite a series of poor results

The new owners also reportedly grew frustrated with Tuchel’s approach to their proposed working culture that requires manager involvement in club dealings.

PSG also dream of appointing France legend Zinedine Zidane who has announced his desire to return to coaching as they search for an elusive Champions League trophy.

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