In the wake of the appointment of Luis Campos as PSG sports adviser, Christophe Galtier was offered the post of coach. It must be said that the two men know each other perfectly well and above all have appreciated each other since their fruitful collaboration at LOSC. And Galtier knows perfectly well what he owes the Portuguese leader.
In December 2009, Christophe Galtier launched his coaching career by taking up the post ofAlain Perrinof which he was the deputy, on the bench of theASSE. On the strength of his results on the Stéphanois bench, the native of Marseille was recruited at the LOSC in 2017 where Gerard Lopez start a new project. Thus Christophe Galtier establishes a relationship of trust with Luis Campossports adviser to the Mastiffs, which will lead to a Ligue 1 title in 2021. And last summer, just appointed to take over from Leonardo, Luis Campos decides to entrust the post of coach of the PSG at Christophe Galtier. The latter also knows perfectly well that the Portuguese leader has changed his coaching career.
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Campos changed everything for Galtier
” I had a big change when I started working with Luis Campos – at Lille, with whom he was Ligue 1 champion. The first six months were very difficult because the team was in very bad shape. But when we started the second season together, the thinking was to have great defensive stability, but also to have an attractive attacking game that was based on playing forward, always forward. . I am convinced that my time at Lille, with my constant exchanges with Luis Campos and with a new working methodology with an international staff, made me open up a lot about the level of the game that we had to play so that, if my players and my supporters appreciate our team, it is also appreciated in the championship for its game “, launches the coach of the PSG in the columns of MARCAbefore returning to the call for Luis Campos to attract him to PSG.
“We share the same values”
” The first conversation took place with Luis Campos. We share the same values of working on how a club should be. We define and defend a project. When Luis told me about this possibility [sourires], I said to myself: “Uff. It’s fantastic”. We talked for 5 or 6 minutes, no more, I think he wanted this conversation not to be long. When I hung up, I put airplane mode on, looked for my wife, and said, “Amore, come here, we need to talk.” I spoke to my wife and she only asked me one question: “Do you feel strong enough to accept this challenge?”. I told him that I didn’t know if I was strong enough to accept it, but if I didn’t accept it, I had to withdraw. Because having the opportunity to coach this great club with these players only happens once in a lifetime. The next thing he said to me was, “Are you aware that your life is going to change?” I hadn’t thought of it, but it changed », adds Christophe Galtier.