The Lille coach indicates in L’Equipe not to covet the place of the Portuguese on the bench of Olympique de Marseille.
In a long interview with The team, Christophe Galtier discusses, among other subjects, his future. The Lille coach refutes the idea that he covets the place of André Villas-Boas in Marseille, as the latter has recently implied. “He’s wrong (…) After that my name is associated with the club… There are two parameters. One, I am from Marseille, my family lives in Marseille, I was trained at the club, I was a player at the club … And, secondly, my career for years can make people think that I can coach the OM. But for me, it’s not an objective in itself to train Marseille. Obviously, when you were born in Marseille, when you were trained there … But like him with Porto, like others with Paris or Lyon ”, explains Galtier who assures that he never spoke to Marseille President Jacques-Henri Eyraud, nor with Lyon. “I only spent one year at OL (assistant coach in 2007-2008) and it’s a frustration, but I had to leave when Alain (Perrin) left. I kept good relations in Lyon, Mr. Aulas knows that I am an honest and upright man. He created a bond between him, his friends and me, but there was no contact, ”he explains. “I have an intimate goal, a place where I would like to be the coach one day. It’s not crazy or ambitious, but I won’t tell you. Only my wife knows it, ”he explains.
“Since August 20, I have not heard from Luis (Campos)”
Under contract until 2022 in Losc, the former coach of Saint-Etienne admits having been requested at the end of last season but that he wanted to continue the adventure in the North. “If I had wanted to leave, I would have left. At the end of June, I replied to foreign clubs that I was involved in the Lille project. There are still things to do here, I have energy, I want to, ”he continues. The absence of Luis Campos, who has recently distanced himself from Luchin, could visibly change the situation. “It adds a workload that I don’t need on a daily basis (…) Since August 20, I haven’t heard from Luis anymore, that’s how it is, I don’t judge. But me, I am foot to the ground. My future ? During August, with Luis, we decided to meet again to talk about a possible extension. Since then, radio silence (…) Until May, I will refrain from discussing, even if Luis does not return. But I am sure that the president will settle the situation well beforehand. I hope he will manage to repatriate him. “
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