Galtier on the ropes: Zidane knocking on PSG’s door

After being defeated 1-0 at the Parc des Princes to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, Paris Saint-Germain have lost three straight games for the first time since 2011.

Christophe Galtier‘s side were knocked out from the Coupe de France last Wednesday after losing 2-1 on the road and were also beaten by Monaco on Saturday at the Stade Louis-II.

The last time this happened was under Antoine Kombouare in November 2011, a few months after the arrival of the Qatari owners. Kombouare was sacked a few weeks later to be succeeded by Carlo Ancelotti.

“It is hardly conceivable to continue with [Galtier],” RMC journalist Daniel Riolo said.

“He disappointed a lot and lost the thread. PSG are a club that need to win. We are in an unprecedented situation here.

“Every year it gets worse and worse. Galtier is under a lot of pressure, and the next two games against Lille and Marseille will decide a lot of things.

“Especially if the end of the season is going to be complicated or not. But it could well be that the club will part ways with Galtier.

“There is no coaching in this team. We have a coach who is strictly useless because he is devoured by the status of the players, by the stars he is obliged to play but who are no longer at the level.

“I imagine that, not knowing at all what to do, not being able to tell his players to press because they are not used to doing so, he told himself that everyone would stay back, wait as long as possible and if ever in the second half Mbappe felt he had to come back, wait for a counterattack. It’s not a game project.”

Zidane is a possible replacement

Meanwhile, El Chiringuito revealed that Zinedine Zidane remains Nasser Al-Khelaifi‘s primary target in the event PSG fire Galtier.

“The replacement, if a tragedy occurs in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, is Zinedine Zidane, with whom the club has been talking for some time,” the Spanish TV show claimed.

A complicated 2023

Moreover, the start of this calendar year is proving rough for PSG. In just a month and a half, they have lost more games (five) than in all of 2022, in which they only lost on four occasions.

Marseille, Monaco, Bayern Munich, Rennes and Lens all have managed to beat Galtier’s side.

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