Lille coach Christophe Galtier announces he is considering three offers, ‘Lyon, Nice and Napoli,’ but Aurelio De Laurentiis assures they want ‘an Italian’ coach.
Galtier achieved an extraordinary coup by ending the Paris Saint-Germain domination of the French league, taking the title this weekend.
“This is the right moment, I spoke to the President and told him that I am leaving the club,” Galtier told L’Equipe.
“I am convinced that I’ve achieved all I can here. I leave Lille with an incredible result, but I need something different and don’t want to fall into a routine.
“I need a change of scenery and there are no geographic limits on the choice.”
The coach was asked outright which clubs he is considering.
“Of the sides that made offers, there are three right now that interest me. They are Lyon, Nice and Napoli. I think I’ll make my decision by the end of this week.
“My choice will not be financial, as if I’d focused on that, I wouldn’t still be in Europe. The contract will be more or less the same wherever I go.
“It’s about an opportunity. Napoli are interested in me, but also in other coaches, so I don’t know what my position is there. I had thought they were close to signing Sergio Conceicao…
“I received a message this morning from Napoli, but I was with my President. I told him that Napoli had sent messages of congratulations for our title,” added Galtier to L’Equipe.
Today, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis spoke to Portuguese television RTP.
De Laurentiis later gave an interview with Portuguese television RTP and added more details.
“I never spoke to or negotiated with Conceicao. We want an Italian guy and have many opportunities. We’ll decide in 20 days.
“Conceicao is not in my selection. He’s a good coach, but we want an Italian guy.”
Tuttomercatoweb suggest Galtier is heading to OGC Nice instead.
Galtier is 54 years old and has been in charge of Lille since December 2017, meaning he already worked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.
The other options mentioned for the Partenopei are Max Allegri, Luciano Spalletti or even Simone Inzaghi.