3 Talking Points from PSG's 2-1 win over Angers
2. PSG need to take advantage of their position and start planning ahead
Just hours before Friday's match, coach Christophe Galtier said that he "plans to be the manager of PSG next season" in his pre-game press conference.
That's perfectly valid, and Galtier has definitely the right of doing so because, most of all, he's the current head coach of the team and he's under contract until the summer of 2024. Not thinking about next season and starting to plan ahead as we approach May would be borderline malpractice, actually.
There is a little detail making that a little bit of a crazy statement, though, and it is that everything points toward an inevitable sacking the very day the season is over. Just for those of you lazy folks, that'll be June 3 (the day of Ligue 1's MD38) or June 4 if you want to give Galtier some room to spare.
After that day, there'd be just a few weeks and less than a month before the opening of the summer transfer market.
Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos, just to name two players, will become free agents if they're not handed a new deal by PSG. On the other hand, Milan Skriniar will become the freshest PSG defender on July 1.
All of that will happen without regard for who arrives in Paris to manage the team next year. But the question of who will manage the team next is one to solve as soon as possible. Is Zinedine Zidane coming? Is Jose Mourinho? Hell, is the man Christophe Galtier?
Whoever ends up in charge of the team, PSG should already be planning ahead considering their season is mostly over, and the next few weeks are only a mere passage to go through before they get another league title and start thinking about winning the Champions League next season.
PSG have an extraordinary chance of planning ahead of their biggest rivals (Man City and Real Madrid) and building something stronger, earlier than those other teams still fighting for titles this year can.