July 26, 2021

Christophe Galtier is officially the new coach of OGC Nice

Updated on 06/28/2021 at 9:34 PM

Published on 6/28/2021 9:04 PM

Christophe Galtier.
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Christophe Galtier is officially the new coach of OGC Nice

06/28 at 9:04 p.m.

Update 06/28 at 9:34 p.m.

It was the Ineos group that made it official: Christophe Galtier is the new coach of OGC Nice. Jim Ratcliffe and his team sent a statement at 9 p.m. on Monday evening to formalize the information.

“OGC Nice is pleased to confirm the appointment of Christophe Galtier as new head coach, with immediate effect”, announces the group of the British billionaire.

Le Losc and Le Gym have thus reached an agreement to buy back the last year of the 54-year-old technician’s contract, who has signed up for three years on the Côte d’Azur.

According to our information, it is an envelope of 3 million euros which convinced Olivier Létang, the Lille president.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, President of INEOS, owner of OGC Nice says “deeply delighted that we were able to appoint Christophe Galtier as head coach of OGC Nice. He demonstrated his ability to win by winning Ligue 1 in the last game of the season with Lille. It takes guts for that and we consider at INEOS this is an essential quality. Christophe is recognized as a coach who develops talent, which is essential for our sporting project. This appointment is considered as a significant step forward in our project and our desire to participate regularly in European competitions and to be competitive there “.

The former Losc coach declares himself for his part “very enthusiastic about the idea of ​​training the Gym and joining the INEOS Football project. I met Jim, it is very clear that he wants to be ambitious for the club and I am too”.

He will take charge of the team on Tuesday, when the resumption of training had been set 24 hours earlier for the Aiglons.