Christophe Galtier set to receive a hefty compensation from PSG

Christophe Galtier, PSG
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Christophe Galtier, the soon-to-be-former coach of Paris Saint-Germain, will be fired from his position after just one year on the touchline of PSG.

As reported by Le Parisien, negotiations between the club and the manager regarding his early departure (Galtier is under contract through June 2024) have been ongoing for a few days.

The French coach took over from Mauricio Pochettino and signed a two-year deal following his success at Lille when he led the team to the Ligue 1 title in 2020. Interestingly, he will leave PSG with another French championship title under his belt, the 11th in the history of Paris Saint-Germain.

Sources contacted by Le Parisien told the outlet that Galtier will receive a compensation of €6m for the damages caused by his early firing, which is lower than what he could have potentially claimed--he would have earned around €7.2m had he stayed in the club as the manager.

In comparison, Mauricio Pochettino received approximately €10m when he and his staff achieved certain targets during his time at PSG last season. The compensation was the result of negotiations between the parties involved, Galtier and the club.

Looking ahead, Julian Nagelsmann is currently leading the race for the next PSG manager, with his hiring expected to happen no later than this week and before the announcement of both Galtier's departure and Nagelsmann's official naming as the new head coach of the Parisian organization.

Negotiations are underway between the club and Nagelsmann for his potential arrival ahead of next season. The German coach is one of three candidates being considered by the Qatari board of PSG, alongside experienced Luis Enrique, who is currently without a club, and Xabi Alonso, the Bayer Leverkusen coach who just completed his first year in charge of a senior team, finishing sixth in the Bundesliga.

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Each of these three candidates brings their own unique qualities, and PSG is expected to make a decision soon regarding Galtier's successor. One thing is for sure, though, and that's the fact that Galtier will inevitably have to get paid and that Nasser Al-Khelaifi will have to wait for Zinedine Zidane to coach PSG.