Director of football for OGC Nice, Julien Fournier was quite bitter towards Christophe Galtier in interviews this Thursday with L’Equipe and Nice-Matin. The relationship seems increasingly strained between the two men.
RMC Sport reported on the tensions between Julien Fournier and Christophe Galtier on May 23. And it is not the two public evening outings of the OGCN football director that will calm things down. After opening the door for the coach’s departure from PSG, Fournier was scathing about his relationship with his technician.
“You never know a person until you’ve worked with them,” Fournier told L’Equipe of his relationship with Galtier. Before developing his thoughts on the Nice season: “Christophe was extremely efficient in Lille. As it happens to some players too, he was less efficient with us. We expect him, next season, to be more efficient , and especially on the offensive aspects.
“The second part of the season cannot be summed up in a so-called failed transfer window because we took a” replacement for Angers “, according to some, also argued Fournier in Nice-Matin. It’s a false excuse or put a screen on another reality. We are not second in the truce by chance. At the end of the season, we no longer control our matches, we only score on individual exploits, which therefore means that our players have some qualities. But we did not feel a collective strength on the offensive level. There were, perhaps, not the intentions and the know-how for that.
Fournier assures that he can still work with Galtier
Words that could push Galtier to divorce with the OGCN. Fournier, however, assures that he could still work with the former coach of the Greens next season. “Of course. With Claude (Puel), it was never a long calm river. But Claude was professional to the tips of his nails. I was too. It was much harder with Claude, but he was remarkably professional. With Patrick (Vieira), it wasn’t easy either, yet we worked hard. (…) Christophe is on vacation, he has to take a break and he has to respect his break holidays.”
According to our information, Christophe Galtier, close to Luis Campos the new sports adviser of the Parisian club, wants to join PSG, he who is in a list of successors to Mauricio Pochettino which has been reduced. The Riviera coach is now in competition with only one other coach, whose name has not filtered.