The defeat against FC Nantes (0-1) on Saturday in the final of the Coupe de France revealed in broad daylight deeper ills on the side of OGC Nice. Coach Christophe Galtier is already threatening to pack his bags…
This Sunday, the regional daily Nice morning indeed teaches us that the Riviera coach, debauched at a high price in Lille last summer, has maintained very fresh relations with the director of football, Julien Fournier, since last winter. The technician would indeed have taken it very badly if the manager did not grant his wish to recruit experienced reinforcements during the January transfer window when his team occupied 2nd place in the league.
Believing to have beencheated on the goodsBefore his arrival, the 2021 French champion would require changes at all levels in order to be able to fight sustainably with the best teams in Ligue 1. Among these changes, the 55-year-old is calling in particular for the appointment of Luis Campos, who was his sporting director at LOSC. If he does not win his case, the native of Marseille would be ready to return the apron despite a current contract until June 2024! Recruiting Campos would however imply eroding Fournier’s power and, given the relationship of trust he has with the latter, it is not sure that the President of Nice Jean-Pierre Rivère will agree to operate such a haggling…
In this context, Galtier requested a meeting with Jim Ratcliffe, the boss of the Ineos group, owner of the club, by the end of the season, in order to see more clearly on the medium and long term. The future of Galtier, already tracked by several clubs aware of the situation, will certainly depend on this interview. In the meantime, the technician will have to do his best to allow the Aiglons to hang on to Europe. 6and before their late match to be played on Wednesday at home against Saint-Etienne, the Gym are tied on points with Strasbourg, currently 5and and holder of the last European place, with one game more.
🗨️ “I have the feeling that he is less convinced”
Galtier: The Nice project at a standstill? ❌ pic.twitter.com/X19Ea97eLE
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