According to Nice prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme, Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier and his son have been detained as part of French inquiry into claims of racism at one of his former clubs.
Galtier, who is leaving PSG but is still under contract, refuted claims that he made anti-Muslim and racist remarks when leading French club Nice at the time the issue surfaced earlier this year.
In an email to the club’s owners that was leaked, former Nice director of football Julien Fournier accused Galtier of complaining that the team had too many Black and Muslim players. This information was reported by RMC Sport and other French media outlets.
Galtier allegedly complained in August 2021 that the squad had too many Black and Muslim players and did not represent the ethnic makeup of the city, according to Fournier. According to Fournier, the document was not his doing, as reported by the neighborhood newspaper Nice-Matin.
Although PSG was expected to win another French league title under the leadership of the 56-year-old Galtier, this season PSG was upset by rival Marseille in both the French Cup and the Champions League. Following the World Cup, PSG’s performance dipped, with 10 losses in 28 games in 2023.
Despite the fact that Galtier has one year left on his contract, PSG is apparently in talks with Luis Enrique to replace him soon.
Who is Jordan Galtier
Jordan Galtier, the son of departing PSG coach Christophe Galtier, has been appointed Toulouse FC assistant coach. The recently hired Toulouse manager Carles Martinez Novell will have the 34-year-old assistant coach as a member of his coaching team. Two weeks ago, the Spaniard took Philippe Montanier’s job.
Jordan Galtier previously held the position of U17 and U19 team coach at AC Ajaccio. From 2021 until 2023, he served as Olivier Pantaloni, the manager of Ajaccio’s assistant coach. In order to allow Galtier to sign with Toulouse, the Corsican squad, who finished 18th last season and was unable to avoid Ligue 2 relegation, has decided to release him.