Julian Nagelsmann and Thierry Henry favorites to take over PSG touchline

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Christophe Galtier's successor at PSG could finally be the one who was his executioner earlier this season in the Champions League, Julian Nagelsmann, who was later sacked by Bayern Munich.

The German manager is seemingly very close to signing for PSG, and he's seen as the favorite and best option by the owners of Paris Saint-Germain. On top of everything, Nagelsmann is thinking about bringing a very interesting assistant along with him in Thierry Henry.

Galtier explained on Saturday night after PSG's loss to Clermont (2-3) that he "will have a meeting with his board of directors next week to take stock of the season and discuss the future," and now it is more than likely that he will negotiate his exit since the name of his potential successor has leaked in the last hours.

According to information from Foot Mercato, quickly confirmed by L'Equipe and RMC, Julian Nagelsmann is the big favorite to become PSG's next manager, with his appointment expected by the end of this week.

The German was sacked from his position at Bayern after eliminating Galtier's PSG in the Round of 16 of the last Champions League.

Nagelsmann and the Parisian board would be very close to reaching an agreement, but nothing has been leaked about the structure of the contract, in particular the number of years that have been proposed to the head coach.

Only 35 years old, the manager already enjoys a solid reputation and has already reached the Champions League semifinals on several occasions.

Julian Nagelsmann bring Thierry Henry to the Parc des Princes as his assistant

But Nagelsmann wouldn't make it to Ligue 1 alone, as his first assistant would be... Thierry Henry!

Although the two men have never worked together, the Parisian board would like to associate them and the world champion with France would become the new coach's first assistant, a role he knows from the Belgium national team and one he thrived at.

L'Equipe details that Nagelsmann considers Henry would be "useful to him because of his knowledge of the French football and culture." The German would be the man in charge of the tactics, and Henry would be more focused on the human management of the Parisian locker room.

For his part, Goal France confirmed that Nagelsmann had been in contact with Henry a few weeks ago to ask him to partner with him on his new adventure in Paris. Considering the veracity of the aforementioned outlets, we could be talking about a very real possibility of this eventually happening.

One thing to keep in mind is that Nagelsmann is still on Bayern Munich's payroll, so PSG would have to negotiate an agreement with the Bavarian team in order to sign the German manager.

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We have to wait to see how this saga evolves, but according to press reports, the negotiations are advancing rapidly and we might have an official announcement before we hit the third week of June.