April 17, 2024

Galtier, too much emotion

Christophe Galtier had been waiting for this moment for many months. He was accused by several former colleagues and players who had worked with him when he was coach of OGC Nice, and this Friday he took the stand before the Nice criminal court. On trial for charges of moral harassment and discrimination for alleged acts that took place during his season on the Nice bench between…

Christophe Galtier had been waiting for this moment for many months. He was accused by several former colleagues and players who had worked with him when he was coach of OGC Nice, and this Friday he took the stand before the Nice criminal court. On trial for charges of moral harassment and discrimination for alleged acts that took place during his season on the Nice bench between 2021 and 2022, Christophe Galtier firmly denied the charges against him. When asked about the accusations made by some, the coach could not help showing his emotion.

14725Can you imagine a trainer saying that in an open-plan office with eight people? Can you imagine me saying that the player could take a machine gun? It’s more than a little untrue.

Gorge knotted

But as Christophe Galtier explained, his former player was only repeating what Julien Fournier, the Côte d’Azur club’s former sporting director, had told him. The media also detailed the former PSG coach’s behavior throughout his speech. Initially calm and composed, he increased the volume of his voice as the minutes went by, but this did not prevent him from having a lump in his throat at certain moments.