For Christophe Galtier, it’s been a busy summer. The coach has signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain and will be presented at the Parc des Princes Auditorium this Tuesday, July 5, at the start of the afternoon. After training the players of Saint-Étienne, Lille or Nice, he succeeds Mauricio Pochettino and will become the coach of Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi or Neymar for the 2022-2023 season. If Christophe Galtier will therefore leave the Côte d’Azur for the capital, he will not be alone. In this change of life indeed, he will be able to count on the support of his wife. If he is very discreet when it comes to discussing his private life, the new Parisian coach has made rare confidences about his wife in the columns of So Foot, in 2020.
At the time coach of Lille, he confided in his bloodthirsty character. “During my first six months here, I happened to break TVs. My wife sometimes picked me up in pieces, in crumbs. I felt unable to win a match,” said Christophe Galtier. Crowned best Ligue 1 coach at the 28th UNFP Trophies ceremony in 2019, the former Olympique de Marseille player had already made a point of honoring his wife during his speech. “We have our heads in the handlebars. We think about football, we think about players who are the age of our children. The wives have to manage the daily life, and if the wife does not manage the daily life well, we are not not well in our head. And if I was successful through my team, through my club – I was successful – it’s because she knew how to manage the daily life”, explained Christophe Galtier modestly.
Christophe Galtier: “She is able to tell me what others cannot tell me”
“She does not like this term but she is the one who manages the daily life. She manages the children, the grandchildren, the house. With the progress of my career and my career, she puts a hyperprotection around all that ” She pays great attention to the environment. When we meet, I have seen for a few seasons who the people around the table are, added Christophe Galtier in the columns of 20 Minutes. And above all, she is able to tell me what that other people can’t tell me. Whether it’s about my reactions, my interviews, my behavior.” With his wife, who “loves football” without being “a connoisseur”, the PSG coach has found stability. “She knows that it’s a difficult job in which there is a lot of pressure. She makes sure not to add to it and on the contrary to be a bit of this safeguard, he described. She is never neither in euphoria nor in depression. She is even-tempered.”
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