Is Zidane destined to take over at PSG?
The Real Madrid legend from Marseille is in demand, however, it could be complicated. Mourinho, Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique are in the mix too.
Paris Saint-Germain is already looking for a new coach for next season. At least in the background.
Current boss Christophe Galtier’s dismissal has not yet happened, but could take place before the end of this season, potentially earlier if the Parisians fail to win their next two games, against Nice on Saturday and against Lille on April 15. That would, at least, postpone his exit until June, the date on which he will cease to be PSG coach, with his corresponding compensation.
Galtier defiant with Zidane, Mourinho, Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique rumours
“This marks our eighth loss in 2023, which is simply unacceptable,” he admitted after the latest disappointment. “Our missed opportunities match after match are costing us dearly. However, despite these setbacks, I refuse to give up. I am determined to fight until the very end,” he added defiantly.
“We need to change our approach and address any potential fatigue after the break. Our next game is a chance for us to react and turn things around.”
On the horizon, meanwhile, appears the name of Zinedine Zidane. The Marseille man is unanimous among the shareholders and owners in Qatar, who already tried to sign him more than a year ago, but always with a negative response. The former Real Madrid coach, however, is now fully ‘free’, as Didier Deschamps re-signed with the French national team and his dream, which was to manage the World Cup runner-up, was cut short. But Florentino Pérez may also come sniffing.
The dossier, as reported by RMC Sport, is complicated, since Zidane would not be, for the moment, entirely interested in being Galtier’s successor. Other names, such as Mourinho, Nagelsmann or even Luis Enrique, appear as future alternatives, but PSG has not yet entered a period of reflection. The only certainty at this time is that Galtier will not continue to lead the Parisians desperate for the continental crown.