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PSG confirm the identity of their next manager

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The Parisians have now named Mauricio Pochettino’s successor after announcing the Argentine’s departure.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Christophe Galtier as their next manager.

 The 55-year-old Frenchman takes charge of the 10-time Ligue 1 champions on a two-year contract until 2024, shortly after ending a  one-season stay at Nice. He was the favorite of PSG’s new  sporting director, Luis Campos.

Galtier replaces Mauricio Pochettino, whose departure was confirmed on Tuesday,  at the Parc des Princes.

What is Galtier’s record?

The former defender played for several clubs, including hometown side Marseille and Lille, in a playing career that spanned between 1985 and 1999, although he never represented France.

After hanging up his boots, Christophe Galtier has spent the last 23 years pursuing a career in management. He started out as an assistant, mostly to former Lyon and Portsmouth boss Alain Perrin, before becoming a head coach for the first time at Saint-Etienne in December 2009.

The Marseille native spent seven and a half years in charge at Saint-Etienne. He led the club to the French League Cup glory in 2013 and later took charge of Lille in December 2017. It was at the Stade Pierre Mauroy where he truly made his name.

Galtier dragged Les Dogues clear of relegation, led the club to a second place in his first full season, fourth a year later, and then Ligue 1 title success in the 2020/21 campaign, piping PSG by a single point in the process, before then resigning after three and a half years.

The three-time Ligue 1 Manager of the Year guided Nice to a fifth-place finish in the league last season.

He now inherits a squad that includes Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe at PSG for what is undoubtedly the biggest role of his career to date.