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Christophe Galtier plans PSG stay amid speculation over future

Christophe Galtier plans PSG stay amid speculation over future

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier is already making plans ahead of next season despite speculation surrounding his long-term future at Parc des Princes.

The French giants are strongly considering a managerial change next season following a below-par campaign by their very high standards.

PSG were eliminated from the Coupe de France by Marseille at the round of 16 stage before seeing their Champions League dreams also halted in the last-16 by Bayern Munich.

The French champions were also in a precarious position with their Ligue 1 title defence, as only six points separated them from title rivals RC Lens before last weekend’s top-of-the-table clash.

However, after their previous 2-0 success over OGC Nice, Galtier’s side rallied to another comfortable 3-1 victory over ten-man Lens.

Having extended their lead at the Ligue 1 summit to eight points, Les Parisiens are expected to have a free run at defending their domestic crown and winning a record 11th league title.

If they are successful, they will end the campaign with two trophies, having lifted the Trophee des Champions at the start of the season following a 4-0 win over Nantes.

PSG’s run to the league title under Galtier has done little to convince the club hierarchy that he is the right man for the job, but the manager is unconcerned about the rumours shrouding his future.

“We are working with Luis Campos on building the squad for next season,” Galtier said in a press conference (via The Athletic).

“On the changes we wish to bring to improve the team, to have more variety in our game, be that through a different set-up or having a better balance. 

“We have been working on that in the last few weeks, and the last week specifically. Am I convinced I will be the coach next season? That is my plan. I plan to be the coach of Paris Saint-Germain.”

Galtier has two years left on his current deal at PSG, but every indication points to both parties severing their ties at the end of the season, with the club already eyeing possible replacements.

They still harbour a long-term desire to appoint former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, who is currently a free agent and ready to return to the dugout. 

Chelsea target Julian Nagelsmann is also on their radar, while AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho is also reportedly in the running to replace Galtier.

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