Nasser Al-Khelaïfi hopes to find an agreement "quickly" with coach Christophe Galtier and claims to have "never discussed" with Zinedine Zidane

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi hopes to find an agreement “quickly” with coach Christophe Galtier and claims to have “never discussed” with Zinedine Zidane

Galtier at PSG, it should be soon. In response to information published in several media, including franceinfo on Monday evening, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi told the Parisian hope to find “quickly an agreement” with trainer Christophe Galtier. At the same time, the Qatari leader has denied any approach to Zinédine Zidane: “We never spoke with him, neither directly nor indirectly.”

The OGC Nice technician, champion of France in 2021 with Lille, should therefore find himself on the bench at the Parc des Princes when Ligue 1 resumes. The Parisian president develops: “We have a shortlist of coaches, we are discussing with Nice, it’s no secret. I hope we will quickly find an agreement but I respect Nice and President Rivère, everyone defends their interests.”

On the subject Zidane, Al-Khelaifi evokes “a fantastic player, of incredible class. An exceptional coach with three Champions League titles”but above all specifies that the management of PSG has moved towards “another option. We have chosen a coach who will be the best for what we want to put in place.” It is internally that the new strategy was decided concerning the new coach: “I know exactly what we need. There are details in the club that you don’t know.”

If the supporters have long waited for the former Real Madrid technician, it will not be so this time. The Parisian president explains himself in poetry : “The dream is one thing, the reality another. Perhaps we should also change our slogan…” And to come back to the state of mind that he now wants to reign in the locker room of his family: “Dream Bigger (dream bigger) is good but today we must above all be realistic, we no longer want flashy, bling-bling, it’s the end of glitter.”

As a warning for the workforce that should make up PSG for the 2022-2023 season, the Qatari boss “wants players who love the club, who love to fight, who love to win”and develop this “mentality”on all floors of the club. “Obviously, we were not good enough to go far in C1he summarizes the exercise that has just ended. For next season, the objective is clear: to work every day at 200%. In the outline of the interview granted to the ParisianNasser Al-Khelaifi also evokes a change, in the long term, in terms of recruitment.

“We are going to have the best training center in the world. My objective for the next few years is to have only Parisian players in our team. There is so much talent in our region. The best players in our region deserve playing for PSG. It will take time, but it’s a goal.”

Nasser Al Khelaifi

in an interview with Le Parisien

Finally, Al-Khelaifi also mentioned the arrivals at PSG of Antero Enrique, whose role “still to be determined” and Luis Campos, “who will focus on the first team” in the idea “to discover new talents, new markets” defended the leader before the announcement, therefore, in the coming days, of a new coach in the capital.

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