Former Ligue 1 Winner Details Why PSG Should Think Twice About Choosing Galtier to Replace Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly elected to choose OGC Nice manager Christophe Galtier to replace Mauricio Pochettino, but for former Ligue 1 winner Ludovic Obraniak, he has some doubts over whether this may be the right fit for both sides.

Obraniak recently took some time to speak to L’Equipe, where he touched on some aspects of how Galtier rolled out OGC Nice last season that may concern PSG.

“Christophe Galtier has qualities, especially in management, but I have a big doubt,” Obraniak said. “Until proven otherwise, he could have done much better at Nice last season with the team he had, especially from an offensive point of view. He had a lot of trouble installing a possession game, a game in the opponent’s camp.

“Even at home, he had the worst difficulties against teams from the bottom of the table, he preferred to play with a very low block. … I am very curious to see how the possession game will be set up at PSG. I think he is a very good coach. But we don’t have any references for him at the European level.”

OGC Nice was among the more durable defensive teams in all of Ligue 1 last season, as it finished in a tie with PSG for the fewest goals allowed over the campaign with 36. However, the side finished with 52 goals scored, which was the second-fewest among Ligue 1 clubs that finished in the top 10 of the final league standings.

For the moment, Pochettino is still the manager of PSG, and Galtier remains at OGC Nice.

Tags Christophe Galtier Ludovic Obraniak Mauricio Pochettino