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Christophe Galtier Has Quit Lille Just Two Days After Historic Ligue 1 Title Win

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Christophe Galtier Has Quit Lille Just Two Days After Historic Ligue 1 Title Win

Lille manager Christophe Galtier has sensationally decided to quit as manager just two days after the club's legendary Ligue 1 title win.

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While the 54-year-old managed to best Paris Saint-Germain in a remarkable achievement, he feel now is the right time to step away.

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Galtier revealed in an interview with L'Equipe per BBC: "I simply have the deep belief that my time is up here.

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"I feel now is the moment."

The weekend's 2-1 win over Angers was enough to pip Mauricio Pochettino's superstars to the championship by one point.

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It is believed Galtier won't be out of work for long however with a number of vacancies now open across Europe.

Moves to French sides Nice and Lyon have been mooted, while Italian outfit Napoli are looking for a new coach after sacking Gennaro Gattuso.

Galtier took over from Marcelo Bielsa in 2017 and managed to guide Lille away from a relegation dogfight, with the club sat 17th upon his appointment.

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He then secured two consecutive top four finishes before winning their first Ligue 1 title in a decade.

Galtier's departure could see his side begin to break up after reaching the pinnacle of French football.

Goalkeeper Mike Maignan is expected to join AC Milan after completing a medical earlier this week.

Boubakary Soumare is a target for Leicester City and is expected to be confirmed in this summer's transfer window.

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Not winning Ligue 1 will be a bitter blow for PSG, who last failed to win it in 2017 when a young Monaco side featuring Kylian Mbappe shocked the world.

In fact, the manager is 'seriously considering' a return to Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Sun, who claim the former Espanyol boss feels he has 'unfinished business' in North London.

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They go on to report that the Argentine would 'love' a second chance at his former club, while adding that chairman Daniel Levy is 'considering' trying to persuade him to return.

It also says that Levy has 'admitted to friends' that sacking Pochettino was the worst mistake of his career.

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Topics: Football, Ligue 1

Daniel Marland
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