Paris (AFP) – Less than three months after his forced departure from Paris SG, Christophe Galtier found a bench in Qatar, at Al-Duhail, while his image was tarnished in France by accusations of racism during his stay in Nice.
The technology of the 57 precedes the meeting of the Qatar champion in the final season, after a year in Paris marked by a mixed sporting record and a very turbulent end.
The successive disillusionments, symbolized by the preliminary eliminations in the final of the Champions League against Bayern and the Coupe de France against OM, cost him his place, one year from the end of his contrast.
The Parisian adventure is scheduled for July 5 with the Marseillais, passing through Saint-Etienne, Lille and Nice in the main role, who succeeded the Argentinian international Hernan Crespo at Al-Duhail.
The accusations of racism, close to his time at OGC Nice during the 2021-2022 season, were added to disappointing sporting results and sealed his fate in the eyes of the drivers of the capital club.
Trial in December
The affair was announced after the revelation by the independent journalist of Romain Molina and RMC radio in an email, of which AFP is not authenticating, addressed to the management of the children’s club by the former sports director Julien Fournier , with Galtier entering. terrible relationships.
Fournier and reported these proposed attributes to the coach: « +He then replied that I had to take into account the reality of the city and that in fact, we could not have as many blacks and Muslims in the team+ » ; “+I have the ability to be a volunteer changer and expert in the training team in a specific way that will limit the maximum number of Muslim children’s first names+”.
Galtier has repeatedly denied this proposition, saying on Canal+ in September: « I do not accept that Christophe Galtier is racist. »
On December 15, 2020, the Nice court sentenced the detainees to prison for 45,000 euros.
The series settled two months later on the Al-Duhail bench, while the Qatar champion was in its history, but the last one was left in May.
« Galtier embodies an influential figure in French (Site notre bureau spécialisé), also written in the history of the trio in the Coupe de la Ligue with AS Saint-Étienne, the Ligue 1 champion with LOSC », and a new title of champion of France in orders from Paris SG, Al-Duhail said in a press release on Thursday, without specifying the duration of the contract.
The old defense returns to service on the bench of a team currently fourth in the Qatari championship after five days and in difficulty in the Asian Champions League after two first matches without a victory.
Galtier will quickly get to the heart of the matter, with a major poster on the program less than two weeks after taking office, from October 24. His team will challenge one of the new juggernauts of Saudi (Site notre bureau spécialisé), Al-Nassr, led by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, joined this summer by several European (Site notre bureau spécialisé) stars such as Sadio Mané, Aymeric Laporte, Marcelo Brozovic and Seko Fofana.
Pour on your beautiful face, the aura according to the orders of Philippe Coutinho, the Brazilian passed by Barcelona and Liverpool or even Bayern, main star of the effect.
Galtier had a promising start in Paris where he was to embody a renewal but the dynamic initiated disintegrated after the 2022 World Cup.
His years in Lille (2017-2021) were the most successful, culminating in the last season with a French champion title.
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