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sport news What Christophe Galtier must do to succeed as PSG boss trends now
sport news What Christophe Galtier must do to succeed as PSG boss trends now

sport news What Christophe Galtier must do to succeed as PSG boss trends now

The arrival of Christophe Galtier at the Parc des Princes signals a change in direction at Paris Saint-Germain.

Gone is the clamour for big names with global recognition. The club’s owners, Qatar Sports Investments, have doled out enough cash in the past decade to realise, finally, that the approach isn’t working.

Instead, they want substance. QSI have looked a little closer to home and in Marseille-born Galtier they believe they have an individual capable of leading something of a revolution in the French capital. 

It is a move borne out of frustration, with the message from president Nasser Al-Khelaifi clear. For too long the club has been taken advantage of by players who are guided by a sense of entitlement.

There is very much a new broom feel to the appointment, with individuals sure to be shown the door and the ethos around PSG's changing room set for a revamp. 

Here, Sportsmail looks at just how Galtier is likely to achieve that...  

Christophe Galtier (left) has been appointed as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain

Christophe Galtier (left) has been appointed as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain

'No compromises'  

Christophe Galtier did not muddle his words at his first press conference.

'We must have a common project, with no compromise,' he said when asked about managing PSG. It was a clear message to the dressing room; get onside. 

For his predecessors, that hard stance has been lacking. Mauricio Pochettino's approach, while meticulous, was lax when it came to stamping his authority. Unai Emery also struggled to navigate the difference between having the respect of his players and being liked. 

Galtier, it is expected, will have no such issue. His brief from the club and the belief they have placed in him stands him in good stead to get on with the job at hand. 

Sticking to his guns will be key to his success. It is what brought him previous success at Saint-Etienne and Lille. 

Galtier was unveiled on Tuesday and his appointment signals a new direction for the club

Galtier was unveiled on Tuesday and his appointment signals a new direction for the club

He is a three-time French manager of the year winner and it is this ability that PSG want to tap into. 

When David Moyes took the top job at Manchester United, an element of self-doubt crept in. Rio Ferdinand has highlighted this, remarking on the time his new manager asked them to teach him how to become a winner. 

That didn't work out, and Galtier, despite the step up in club, must stay true to his own beliefs and methods to deliver. 

The 55-year-old seems to understand as much. 'I am aware of the responsibilities I have,' he said on his first day. 'I am prepared. If I accepted this job and this responsibility, it's because I'm capable of it.'  

Deal with the Egos

The single biggest issue that has faced PSG and their head coaches during the QSI years have been dealing with dressing room egos. 

The Ligue 1 champions boast some of the biggest names on the planet and have a front three renowned the world over. 

In Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar, the club possess three names that any club would be happy to have on their books. As a trio, though, they can cause headaches.  

Pochettino found that last season, with the entire campaign overshadowed by the saga of Mbappe's future. The attitude shown towards the Argentine on the touchline also went some way to undermining his authority. 

Galtier will have a different experience when coaching Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

Galtier will have a different experience when coaching Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

Both Messi and Mbappe threw very public strops over substitutions that they didn't agree with. Pochettino's inability to address these only weakened his position. 

Galtier's own man-management skills are regularly praised, and they'll be needed to keep in check a dressing room that is prone to testing boundaries. 

He has dealt with his fair share of egos in the past, having got the best out of the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dmitri Payet at Saint Etienne. 

He'll be all too aware, though, that he is now dealing with an entirely different level of elite performers. He's come a long way from his 2005 days of coaching Linvoy Primus and Lomana Lua Lua as Alain Perrin's assistant at

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