Even if he won Ligue 1 this season, Galtier will find it difficult to keep his very precarious chair. The French military leader will almost certainly not be able to continue the last year of his 2-season contract with PSG next season.
One season after letting football adviser Luis Campos decide to choose a head coach for PSG, the Qatari owners will take back power and find the home team a new general for the ambitious season (probably) finally with superstar Kylian Mbappe in the squad.
As revealed by L’Equipe, the 24-year-old striker decided not to activate the optional one-year extension clause in his contract with PSG. Therefore, Mbappe will leave on a free basis when the 2023/24 season ends.
The dream of Qatari owners has always been Zinedine Zidane. Although he knows there are few opportunities, president Nasser al-Khelaifi has never given up even the slightest hope to attract the French football legend to the Park of the Princes. Up to this point, they were still following Zizou’s every move to seize the opportunity.
However, all the biggest attention is shifting to the name Jose Mourinho. According to the latest information in the newspapers L’Equipe and Le Parisien, PSG is preparing to send a huge offer to the Special One. PSG have a huge advantage to sign the Portuguese coach is his special relationship with Campos.
The two are inherently close and always promise to have the opportunity to work together. Campos always appreciates the strict requirements of his compatriots. According to him, Mourinho’s personality, talent and gravel head are what the PSG dressing room lacks at the moment.
“These two characters know each other too well to fully appreciate the dangers of working together. If Jose Mourinho comes, PSG will have a true class coach to conquer the next goals. The 2022/23 season is a bloody experience for PSG leaders to seriously consider choosing a new coach. Perhaps, an attractive contract and attractive enough sports project will make Mourinho nod,” commented L’Equipe newspaper.
If Mourinho is a special name on the list of candidates to replace Galtier, then Thiago Motta is among those favored by president Al-Khelaifi. After a very successful season with Bologna and with special marks as a coach of the PSG U19 team before, Motta is being considered as a potential candidate to sit in the hot seat at the home team of the Park of the Princes.
It is known that since last season there have been discussions and negotiations between PSG and the midfielder who has spent 6 seasons with the Parc des Princes. In recent weeks, negotiations have resumed when Motta twice flew to Paris to “dinner” with President Al-Khelaifi.
The only thing that PSG leaders still hesitated when inviting Motta back to the club in a new role was his meager military experience. But in return, there are 6 seasons of sticking as a “middle boss” and 1 season of leading PSG’s U19. As a PSG player, Motta won Ligue 1 6 times, won 4 National Cups, 4 League Cups, 5 French Super Cups and reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League 4 times in a row.
In addition, PSG are also interested in Marcelo Gallardo and Albel Ferreira. More than a year ago, Gallardo’s profile was studied by PSG. However, the biggest obstacle is that the Argentine military leader wants to complete the contract until the end of 2023 with River Plate.
Meanwhile, Campos has never hidden that he himself has carefully watched the development of Ferreira, the outstanding young coach who is steering Palmeiras. However, it may be difficult for Campos to convince Qatari owners to agree to take the risk of appointing Ferreira.
Therefore, Mourinho is still the No. 1 candidate to replace Galtier this summer.