Les Parisiens reportedly fired Christophe Galtier prior to the announcement of Luis Enrique as new coach.
Following a decision to terminate the manager’s contract at the end of the 2022-23 season, Paris Saint-Germain has formally dissolved their affiliation with Christophe Galtier.
Despite leading PSG to the league title the previous season, the French coach was defeated in the round of 16 by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Galtier, who formerly led Nice, Lille, and Saint-Etienne, joined PSG this summer but is expected to be replaced by Luis Enrique, a former Spain and FC Barcelona manager.
The Frenchman’s contract was terminated as a “necessary step” before appointing the Spaniard as the new head coach of Les Parisiens.
Galtier’s departure adds to the series of high-profile departures from PSG in recent months, which includes Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos.
Les Parisiens: Galtier’s tenure as the Head Coach
According to TransferMarkt, Galtier became manager of the club on July 5, 2022, on a two-year contract that would have terminated on June 30, 2024.
However, his team’s poor play in the latter portion of the season appears to have been the final straw.
Nonetheless, during his tenure, Galtier commanded the squad from the dugout in 50 games, winning 34, drawing six, and losing ten.
PSG scored 120 goals and surrendered 53, averaging 2.21 points per game under his leadership. He was a member of the team that won the French Super Cup and the Ligue 1 title.
Galtier was detained on suspicion of racism.
Galtier was also held in France in connection with an investigation into charges of discrimination at OGC Nice, according to Sports Brief.
The main detectives in the investigation have summoned the 56-year-old coach, who guided PSG to the Ligue 1 triumph last season, and his son, John Valovic-Galtier.
An email between Nice’s top brass, which was leaked to the French media, revealed that the club’s management was hostile to players of specific races and religions.