Speaking on Tuesday to the media, OGC Nice’s new manager Christophe Galtier provided more insight into his decision to leave Ligue 1 title winners Lille for the INEOS project.
On his staff:
I have come here with Thierry Oleksiak, my loyal assistant and Eduardo Parra, the fitness coach at Lille for the last two years. Fred Gioria, a loyal assistant and is very useful for a manager who has come from the outside, the goalkeeper coach Nicolas Dehon and Christophe Juras (rehabilitation coach) will stay.
On leaving Lille for Nice:
I am not coming here for the money. Otherwise I would no longer be in Europe… Here, we are not starting from scratch. Nice has facilities, participated in the Europa League.
On France’s exit from EURO 2020:
In football, sometimes you are favourites and in the end… you stumble. The French national team did a really nice match but Switzerland had an incredible match, I did not expect them to be at that level. In the end, it played out on a detail, a penalty stopped by the opposition goalkeeper. It is a shame for the French national team but take nothing away from the Swiss team and what they deserved.