Ligue 1: “It was not football business that opposed us” … When Fournier attacks Galtier

“Serious things”. On RMC, during the program After Foot, Wednesday evening, Julien Fournier, the former football director of OGC Nice, now sports director in Parma, was accusatory towards Christophe Galtier, the coach of PSG who he rubbed shoulders with last season on the Côte d’Azur. But the leader remained vague, refusing to go into details and suggesting that the complicated relationship between the two men was not a simple quarrel of egos.

“It’s true that it’s common knowledge that the relationship I could have with Christophe was quite chaotic from the start of the season,” he said. Very honestly, if I explain the real reasons why we argued, because that’s really the word, Christophe will no longer enter a locker room, neither in France nor in Europe ”. Julien Fournier warned from the outset that he preferred not to say too much.

“But it was not football business that opposed us, he added. These are much more serious things from my point of view. (…) It was indirectly linked to football. These are things that touch me deeply. We had very distant positions. So we did the season and he and I were as professional as possible to limit the negative impact that could have had on the team. Then there was the separation.

Is the fact that a member of Christophe Galtier’s family is an agent the cause of this dispute? “No, answered Julien Fournier. These are serious things, in my opinion, which affect me sincerely and deeply”. Last June, the former director of OGC Nice had already tackled Christophe Galtier. “You never know a person until you’ve worked with them,” he said.


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