The main perpetrator of Paris Saint-Germain's late wrongdoings is reportedly on the hot seat and facing a stretch of games that might determine his future in the capital. According to Le Parisien, Christophe Galtier is playing for keeping his position through the season this month.
After losing three consecutive games, something that had not happened since 2011 when Qatar arrived in Paris to acquire PSG, Galtier is facing a very dark future and his most important stretch of games in the French capital.
On a note published on Wednesday, Le Parisien reports that Galtier is "a weakened coach" entering the weekend and after losing 0-1 to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 matchup.
Galtier, in 2023 alone, has already lost five games of the 11 played by PSG this calendar year. Three of those defeats have caused a lot of damage to the coach's reputation, though, with losses against Classique rival Olympique Marseille (meaning getting out of the Coupe de France), Monaco last weekend, and Bayern last Wednesday.
According to the French newspaper, PSG "will have to win this Sunday against Lille," adding that "four losses in a row would demand a change (from the PSG board)."
Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos are inching closer to getting fired by PSG
Le Parisien goes on to affirm that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi "has never been a supporter of [Galtier's] appointment," acknowledging that it was a decision made by sporting advisor Luis Campos.
This also means that a bad series of results through the remainder of February and a potential elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Bayern could end up in both Galteir and Campos getting fired.
No matter what happens this season, though, and barring winning an improbable Champions League title, the writing is on the wall for Christophe Galtier.
PSG has already crashed out of the French Cup, isn't in an even remotely comfortable position in the Ligue 1, and the Champions League feels like too big a challenge for the squad as currently constructed.
On top of Galtier's lack of managing talent there is the disastrous plan of Luis Campos in terms of team building. He re-signed Kylian Mbappe but he did absolutely nothing after that, even failing to land Hakim Ziyech on loan after allowing Pablo Sarabia to leave for peanuts, just as an example of borderline malpractice by the Portuguese sporting director.
A lot of things have to change at PSG for the team to start winning games, let alone titles. And two of the first ones are, obvoiusly, firing both Galtier and Campos. It might be getting too late for Al-Khelaifi. to press the "eject" button, so he better act as soon as possible.