Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG board to decide on future of Christophe Galtier today
PSG crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday losing to Bayern Munich 3-0 on aggregate. It marked the fifth time in seven seasons PSG have been eliminated in the last-16, and it will have a huge impact on the organigram of the club.
According to Matteo Moretto of Relevo, president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the rest of the Paris Saint-Germain board will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the future of the manager of PSG, Christophe Galtier, and sporting advisor Luis Campos.
Moretto reveals that "Al-Khelaifi did not like what he saw on the pitch" on Wednesday, from "the attitude" of the players, to "some of Galtier's decisions" as the game advanced. All of it combined "could cost the French manager his position," finishes Moretto.
The information shared by the journo also indicates that "there will be a very important meeting at the PSG offices to decide on the continuity of Christophe Galtier in charge of the project," with the said meeting expected to take place on Thursday, Mar. 9th.
Immediately after the game, Galtier told Canal+ that his future is "in the hands of the club", acknowledging that he can get sacked any minute now. "Is it a bad season if we are only Ligue 1 champions? I let people judge that. Obviously, there were a lot of expectations placed on the Champions League," the coach said.
Al-Khelaifi, expected to make a decision about Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos future at PSG today
Al Khelaifi is "not satisfied" and would "want an immediate change in the team's leadership," informs Moretto. It is still unknown if the president will pursue an immediate revolution or if he will opt to wait until the end of the season to make any changes, though.
One manager that has popped up of late and is positioned strongly as a potential replacement for Galtier is Thomas Tuchel, with whom there is a very good relationship since he left PSG a few years ago. It remains to be seen if the German decides to return, although he is reportedly interested in managing as soon as possible and he would be appealed by returning to a European giant such as PSG.
Also under scrutiny is sporting advisor Luis Campos. The relationship between Al-Khelaifi and Campos "has hit rock bottom," reports Moretto. The journalist also informs that "the way in which the January transfer window was managed did not please those responsible for the club," including Al-Khelaifi.
Moretto goes the distance to reveal that "the continuity of the Portuguese is also in question and it will be one of the points to be discussed at the meeting to be held today." According to Moretto, "immediate changes are not ruled out."
With Luis Campos being the man to ink Kylian Mbappe to a three-year extension, though, it might be hard for the PSG president to justify his firing.
All things considered, though, it's been a rather awful start for the Portuguese advisor when it comes to project-managing duties as he's glaringly failed to build a deep enough squad to compete at the highest of levels.