The current Lille coach would be ready to take on a new challenge on the Côte d’Azur.
A title of champion of France as a farewell gift? This may be what Christophe Galtier will offer in Lille, this Sunday in Angers (9 p.m.). LOSC is still one point ahead of Paris Saint-Germain before the 38th and final day of Ligue 1, and Galtier (54) is more than ever announced on the start. Our colleagues from the newspaper The team assured, in their edition of this Sunday, that the Lille coach was seduced by the ambitious project of OGC Nice. The money invested and the room for maneuver, much greater than in Lyon, another main contender for Galtier, would be arguments of choice. The daily Nice morninghe is even more categorical.
The local newspaper reports that, “in all likelihood”, Christophe Galtier will be on the bench of the Aiglons next season. He should not honor his last year of contract at LOSC, which he joined in December 2017. But to snatch him from Lille, it will therefore be necessary to pay a transfer fee. It should not be tomorrow that Lille and Nice leaders will agree to the transfer of Galtier, so no immediate outcome.
Ursea remains appreciated by the Nice owner
Nice morning adds that Adrian Ursea, appointed last December after the dismissal of Patrick Vieira, hoped to be extended on the Riviera bench. The Romanian (53), who has played and coached in Switzerland for a long time, could bounce back at Lausanne Sport, whose owner is the same as that of OGC Nice: Ineos. 9th in Ligue 1, Nice will end the 2020-21 season at its worst ranking since the 2014-15 financial year (11th). The ambition is clear from next season: to replay the strong heads in Ligue 1 with the best French coach at its head.