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Former PSG manager Christophe Galtier signs in as new Al Duhail manager

Former PSG and Lille manager signs for Al Duhail in the managerial role for the upcoming seasons. Galtier, who won Ligue 1 with PSG last season, was replaced by former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique in July. Galtier replaced 48-year-old former Argentine Striker Crespo at the helm after parting ways with Al Duhail on Wednesday.

The Frenchman is due to stand trial after allegations of him claiming racism while in his previous post as manager with Nice. He was questioned by the police in June but he denied the allegations calling it fake.

Christophe Galtier replaces Hernan Crespo at the helm

Hernan Crespo joined the Qatar Stars League Club in 2022. In his first season, he won a treble of the league, Qatar Cup, and Qatar Stars Cup, while also reaching the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League. This season with mutual consent the48-year-oldd left the post to former PSG manager Christophe Galtier.

57-year-old Christophe Galtier managed PSG last season eventually winning the Ligue 1 title with them. But parted with the club in 2023 losing his position to Luis Enrique. Galtier is the latest high-profile name to move to the Middle East from Europe. The Saudi pro league has brought many big stars to their side in recent years.

Galtier has managed sides like Lille, Nice, and most recently PSG. He has a winning percentage of 51.3 with Lille in 151 appearances, 53.5 with Nice in 43 appearances, and 68.0 with PSG in 50. Galtier has two Ligue 1 titles to his name, one with Lille and one with PSG. He also managed to win the Coupe de la Ligue with Saint-Etienne in the 2012/13 season, took Nice to the Coupe de France final

Galtier will be seen managing the Qatar Stars League side Al Duhail this season. He will lead his new team against Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, who include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane, in the Asian Champions League group stage later this month. This is his first job in the Middle East and will be looking for a good start.

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