CHRISTOPHE GALTIER has been sacked as Paris Saint-Germain manager.
The 56-year-old was relieved of his duties just days after winning the Ligue 1 title.
PSG finished just a point ahead of Lens and retained their Ligue 1 title but failed to win the Coupe de France or advance beyond the Champions League round of 16.
Julian Nagelsmann is the top candidate to succeed Galtier at the Parc des Princes.
French newspaper L’Equipe reported last week that talks between PSG and Nagelsmann had reached an “advanced stage”.
Their report went on to say that the German wanted to take Arsenal legend Thierry Henry with him to Paris.
Galtier’s PSG future has seemed hanging in the balance since his side’s Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.
The French champions were beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Bayern and then managed by Nagelsmann.
Last month Galtier begged for more time as PSG boss.
He defended his credentials, saying: “I deserve a second season at Paris Saint-Germain.”
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“I’ll repeat it again because no one wants to hear it, but it’s been a very special season.”
“We had to stay the course, even though we thought everyone had their heads under water.
“I pay my respects to my players who didn’t give up. I’m very happy and I don’t want us to trivialize it.” [this title win]!”