Olivier Létang confirmed for La Voix du Nord that he still relied on Christophe Galtier and hoped to retain him in Lille next season. The Lille president will continue negotiations with Nice but will not lower his price to free the technician.
It’s hard to imagine Christophe Galtier staying in Lille. After the coronation of Losc in Ligue 1, the 54-year-old coach seemed ready to move on and join Nice. Retained by the northern club where he has one year of contract left, the technician will not be sold off. According to information from the newspaper La Voix du Nord, negotiations will resume this Monday between the Mastiffs and the Aiglons to put an end to this imbroglio.
Létang wants 10M €
In principle, anyone can leave Lille during the summer transfer window. It has even become a trademark of the club in recent seasons. But to snatch Christophe Galtier, OGC Nice will have to spend nearly ten million euros, the price set by Olivier Létang to let his trainer slip away.
Nice knows my position very well. Lille is a strong club, said the president of Les Dogues to the local daily. You don’t come here to shop like that. “
Létang: “No contact with another trainer”
In addition to the economic question, the Lille management would not have appreciated the contacts made by Nice during the end of the 2020-2021 season either. If the Aiglons would already hold an agreement with Christophe Galtier for a lease paid ten million euros over three years, Lille did not anticipate his departure. According to the president of the champions of France, no other coach has been approached and the priority remains Christophe Galtier.
“I have not made any contact with another coach, said Olivier Létang. It is useless for the moment.”
Four names seem to stand out for the post-Galtier period: Lucien Favre, Patrick Vieira, Thiago Motta and Claudio Ranieri. The situation could settle in the coming days while the resumption of Losc is scheduled for Friday at the Luchin area. Hurry up.