French giants Marseille are considering appointing out-of-work French manager Christophe Galtier as their new head coach.
Galtier was sacked by the Parisian giants in June despite providing the club with a Ligue 1 title after he was arrested over allegations of discrimination during his time as Nice manager.
Christophe Galtier in contention for Marseille job
Born and raised in Marseille, Galtier had two separate stints at OM as a player making over 100 appearances for the club before retiring in 1999.
According to La Minute OM, Galtier is President Pablo Longoria’s first choice to take the vacant Marseille hot seat following the resignation of Spanish coach Marcelino last week.
Pour l’heure Christophe Galtier est la piste qui avance le plus.. c’est la priorité de Pablo Longoria. pic.twitter.com/vb3uWynGqA
— 𝐋𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐎𝐌 (@LaMinuteOM_) September 26, 2023
Marseille’s first league defeat of the season on Sunday, a convincing 4-0 thumping by bitter rivals Paris Saint-Germain in Le Classique, saw the side drop to seventh with the fans extremely unhappy with President Longoria in the belief he has pocketed their money for his own financial gain.
In response, Longoria has publically confirmed his intention to remain as president and has asked American owner Frank McCourt to conduct an international investigation into his behavior to prove his innocence.