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Galtier interested in OM? “Villas Boas is wrong”, he assures 

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)”

Christophe Galtier

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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