Paris Saint-Germain: Sergio Conceicao is close to succeeding Christophe Galtier

Paris Saint-Germain: Sergio Conceicao is close to succeeding Christophe Galtier

To this day, the identity of the future PSG coach remains a mystery. But for several weeks it has been no secret that the capital club has activated many paths to take over from Christophe Galtier, who after a disappointing season will not (and therefore only) be kept on the Parisian bench.

The last name mentioned to take over the reins next season is Sergio Conceicao (48). According to our information, confirming that from RMC Sports And the journalist Abdullah BolmaContacts between Paris Saint-Germain and the Portuguese technician, which already existed, resumed with a vengeance in the last hours.

Evolution coincides with daily information the teamreleased on Friday, according to which Julien Nagelsmann, in discussions with the capital club for several weeks and who seemed to be the closest candidate to the Parisian bench, will ultimately not be the future incumbent.

A penalty clause of 18 million euros?

However, according to our information, Conceição, under contract with FC Porto until 2024, will have a release clause of €18m. On the bench Dragões since 2017, he has been considering, according to the Portuguese press, leaving the club in recent months, when his relations with his boss are more than fresh.

This is not the first time that the name of the Portuguese coach has been mentioned by Paris Saint-Germain, as he was already considered as a possible candidate to succeed Mauricio Pochettino last season. “Yesterday again, I got a phone call from him, and because of the wind, I thought he was calling me from the top of the Eiffel Tower,” then swept the Portuguese president, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa.

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A year after this first failed rapprochement, and if nothing concrete is currently emerging between the two parties, Conceicao’s path still makes sense for Paris Saint-Germain. On the one hand, because he is represented by Jorge Mendes, an agent close to Luis Campos with growing influence within the capital club – he manages the interests of Danilo Pereira, Vitina, Renato Sanchez, Warren Zaire-Emery and Elchadile Picciapo.

Boss Anne Campos ‘very impressed’

Conceicao is also appreciated by Luis Campos, football advisor at Paris Saint-Germain: “He is a coach who admires him very much and he and his staff have an exceptional level of quality,” said his compatriot at a football conference in Maia (Portugal), shortly before taking over in Paris.

Among the qualities that also make him a natural candidate for the position, there is this connection to France, whose language he is already fluent in, and it was he who brilliantly led Nantes for less than a season, from December 2016 to June 2017, and brought the Canary Islands. to their best ranking in Ligue 1 (7th) since 2003-2004 (7th).

After Nagelsmann, Xabi Alonso, Luis Enrique, his name has been added to the list of technicians mentioned for breathing new life into Paris Saint-Germain.

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