Everything points toward PSG firing Christophe Galtier
Although PSG keep losing games and manager Christophe Galtier has completely lost the grip of his team, multiple media outlets and journalists are reporting the willingness of Paris Saint-Germain for keeping him in the post until the end of the season at the very least.
Since the start of 2023, PSG have lost eight of 18 games in all competitions, the worst results the Parisians have earned since 2001. No need to mention, PSG are also coming off back-to-back defeats at the Parc des Princes in which they couldn't even score a single goal.
What once looked like a very pleasing walk toward their 11th Ligue 1 title is now turning into a nightmarish fight for survival at the top, with both Lens and Olympique Marseille inching closer to PSG both with 60 points in the standings to PSG's tally of 66.
However, the future of French manager Christophe Galtier at the helm of PSG doesn't look to be in danger. Not in the short-term, at least according to Loic Tanzi of L'Equipe.
Tanzi, who was a guest of France Bleu Paris on Monday, said that "the trend" is for Galtier to finish the season in Paris. "It was still the trend last night. And it still is today that he ends the season. There will be a decision at the end of the season, except if he loses the next three matches." That last point is crucial, though, considering PSG faces Nice and Lens in their next two games, two very difficult matchups.
"I do not feel the Parisian leaders have the urgency to cut ties with Christophe Galtier," Tanzi finished. For context, Galtier is under contract until June 2024, so PSG would need to compensate him if they decide to fire him before the summer of 2024.
PSG, hesitant of firing Galtier now with a lack of alternatives available in the market
Late on Monday, Le Parisien offered new information about Galtier's situation, reporting that "a decision concerning Galtier will be made in the coming days." Even then, the French outlet also repeated that "to date, the trend would be to keep Christophe Galtier until the end of the season."
However, Le Parisien reported that Galtier "has a very little chance of staying for the next campaign." The newspaper also said that "Luis Campos did not plan to separate from Galtier" as of early Monday, but things might have changed by the afternoon when "nothing was certain" anymore, reported the outlet.
Although "no firm decision has yet been made," Le Parisien informed that "a reflection is underway," and ultimately the results from the matchups against Nice (Apr. 8th) and Lens (Apr. 15th) "promise to be important for the short-term future of Christophe Galtier."
It is believed that PSG don't want to sack Galtier at this point because there are no managers available in the market that please the Parisian board to appoint immediately after firing Galtier.
Three prominent coaches of interest are Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte, and Julian Nagelsmann, but according to Le Parisien they "are not necessarily interested at this time of the season" in taking the position of PSG manager.
Between the bad results harvested by Galtier through the 2023 calendar year and the degrading relationship between the coach and sporting advisor Luis Campos, everything points toward an eventual firing of the coach by PSG by next June if not sooner. Until then, we wait.