Christophe Galtier: Paris Saint-Germain have appointed a new manager after parting with Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain announced Christophe Galtier as their new manager on Tuesday, shortly after Ligue 1 champions parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino.

Galtier moved to PSG after leaving Nice last month after finishing second in the French Cup and fifth in Ligue 1 last season.

The 55-year-old Frenchman joined Nice in 2021 after Lille won their first Ligue 1 title since 2011 in the previous campaign. Prior to joining Lille, Galtier spent eight seasons at Saint-Étienne, where he won the Coupe de France in 2012–13.

Galtier’s appointment comes after Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi put an end to rumors about French great Zinedine Zidane by denying reports that PSG were in talks with the 1998 World Cup winner to become their new boss.

Pochettino, who was appointed by PSG in January 2021, won the Ligue 1 title in 2021–22 and the Coupe de France in 2020–21 but failed to succeed in the Champions League, the only major trophy that PSG have eluded since Qatar Sports Investment acquired ended in 2011.

PSG, who have won the league eight times since the takeover, finished second in the Champions League in 2020, but they were knocked out in the last 16 matches by eventual champions Real Madrid last season.

Pochettino came in with a strong resume after Tottenham Hotspur consistently finished in the top four in the English Premier League and led them to the Champions League final in 2019.

Despite having an all-star PSG squad at his disposal with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi at the forefront of attack, Pochettino failed to win the other domestic trophies on offer, lifting only the league title last season.

Pochettino leaves PSG after 84 games, having won 55, drawn 15 and lost 14.