Nice: internal tensions, cracked locker room? … The Gym will not regret Galtier

Expected at Paris Saint-Germain, Niois coach Christophe Galtier will leave a club where he has never been unanimous after his arrival last summer. Tensions quickly appeared and the gap only widened with part of the Gym.

Nice: internal tensions, cracked locker room

Galtier will leave Nice after just one season

A year and then goes. On the way to Paris Saint-Germain, Christophe Galtier will obviously not leave a very great memory of Nice, where his signing had nevertheless aroused great ambitions last summer. According to Nice-Matin, the native of Marseille will leave the Coast in indifference, or almost .

First tensions upon his arrival

Leaders, players or even employees of the club, the former coach of Lille has offended almost everyone, if we are to believe the information from the regional daily. The transfer window in particular will be a source of internal tension. As soon as he arrives, the 2020-2021 French champion believes that recruitment is dragging his taste a little too much. Then disagreements will already appear internally concerning the choice of certain reinforcements.

For example, Galtier insists on recruiting Calvin Stengs, while several members of the club consider that the Dutchman does not have the profile for his 4-4-2. Result: only 11 starts in L1 this season for the Batave. The defector from AZ Alkmaar holds until mid-October then disappears from the eleven because of his disappointing performances. He will return there only very rarely.

Galtier is not unanimous internally

The 2nd place in the Gym at the break still gives credit to the technician. But this is not enough to achieve internal unanimity. Some blame him for lack of consideration and an sometimes abusive culture of secrecy around his compositions . The newspaper reveals in particular that the coach claimed gates and walls around the professional sector.

In January, the transfer window still brings its share of tensions, in particular between Galtier and the sports director Julien Fournier. The first believes that management has not been able to make up for the lack of leadership and character in his group. The second regrets the Gym’s overly defensive tactics. The gap will continue to widen between the two men, and the manager will also end up publicly settling his accounts with his coach in an interview given to L’Equipe on June 9 (read here).

He put a nice mess in the group

On the sporting side, the coach will also lose part of his locker room, where his relations are difficult with certain executives, such as Mario Lemina and Jean-Clair Todibo. The defeat against Nantes (0-1) in the final of the Coupe de France cracks a little more a group where the pro-Galtier and the others oppose. He put a nice mess in the group , admits a member of the workforce. Suffice to say that even without the approach of PSG, the adventure between Galtier and the Aiglons did not seem to be able to continue…

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