Tottenham Hotspur have been the centre of managerial talks since José Mourinho was sacked leaving a vacant position in one of the biggest clubs in Europe, and vacancy like these are encompassed with associations every hour. One of these links have come in Christophe Galtier, who is working wonder with Lille in France as his side gear up to upset PSG and grab that Ligue 1 title.
London Evening Standard came up with reports last month suggesting Christophe Galtier being a contender for the managerial role at Hotspur Way, which was seconded by reports from ESPN this month that the 54-year-old is looking to leave Lille at the end of the season.
The Frenchman will have a lot of interests judging all he has done in France, and his Lille player Sven Botman spoke with The Athletic indicating Christophe Galtier could leave Les Dogues’ amid links with a move to North London.
Botman speaking on The Athletic’s YouTube channel:
“If you can achieve with a club like Lille, I think it’s normal that his name is being mentioned. He brings us a lot of good. We started this season with the main goal that if we get clean sheets the whole time, we have a good chance of winning matches. It’s easy to say but it really works for us and we started working hard on this.
“After getting these clean sheets or conceding as few goals as possible, it’s difficult to lose or drop points. The coach had a huge impact on this. The style of play, the mentality that the coach brings, is really important, too. I think after this season, also for the coach, there will be a lot of interest. I do not know but I can imagine, yes.”
Christophe Galtier has worked wonders for Lille since his arrival in 2017 and for Saint-Etienne, who he managed from 2009 until 2017 – showing that over the long term he can build a strong team with attractive football, something Daniel Levy & Spurs faithful are desperate to get.
With Spurs in need of someone who can get the back-line sorted and give goals upfront – Galtier could turn out to be that man.
Nevertheless, he is not going to make Tottenham title challengers overnight, but with time & resources, he can be a huge success.