Lille coach Christophe Galtier parts away with French champions just two days after
beating PSG to the Ligue 1 title, The French side held off Paris Saint-Germain to
secure their first Ligue 1 crown since 2011.
less than 48 hours after masterminding the success and 24 after the open-top bus parade,
Galtier called time on his tenure.
Speaking to L’Equipe, he confirmed he was stepping down because he did not want
to ‘fall into a routine.
Galtier said: “I simply have a deep belief that my time is up here.
“I feel now is the moment.”
However, the report adds he will not be out of work for long – and could even land a new
job by the end of this week.
The 54-year-old revealed Ligue 1 rivals Nice and Lyon as well as Italian giants Napoli
have all approached him to bring him in as their new boss.
he added :
‘I am quite simply convinced that I have done my time here. That this four-year cycle is
long enough for a coach.
‘Having done four years, I feel inside that it’s time to leave this beautiful club, this
‘I’m leaving Lille with an incredible result, I need something else. I don’t want to fall into a routine.’
Galtier replaced Marcelo Bielsa in December 2017 with Lille at serious risk of relegation
but kept them up.
Remarkably, he guided his side to second in his first full season in charge and were fourth when the 2019-20 campaign was curtailed.
Lille took four points off PSG this season – including a 1-0 win in Paris in April – but the club’s future remains unclear after being hit hard financially by coronavirus.