In a stunning twist, the renowned head coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Christophe Galtier, finds himself entangled in a legal battle that could result in a maximum prison term of three years for alleged moral harassment and discrimination. The upcoming trial is scheduled to commence on December 15th of this year, casting a cloud of uncertainty over Galtier’s future.
The controversy stems from an email reportedly sent by Galtier during his tenure as head coach of OGC Nice. The contents of the email have shocked many, as Galtier is said to have written, “You have built a team of scum. There are only blacks, and half the team goes to the mosque on Friday.”
These inflammatory words have landed Galtier, now 56 years old, in hot water, leading to his and his son’s, John Valovic-Galtier’s, detention for questioning after being taken into police custody on Friday.
According to a report by Sportskeeda, the consequences for Galtier could be severe if he is found guilty during the trial in December. Aside from the possibility of a three-year prison sentence, Galtier may also face a hefty fine amounting to €45,000.
Meanwhile, PSG has remained silent on the matter, leaving fans and the football community speculating about Galtier’s future with the club. Rumours suggest that the Qatari owners of the French Ligue champions are considering terminating his contract, with former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique being linked as a potential replacement.