ANOTHER failed target! PSG could pay a heavy price for missing out on Thomas Tuchel
A month ago, with PSG trailing 3-1 to Monaco in Ligue 1, technical advisor Luis Campos stormed into the dressing room and berated the team.
His rant drew the ire of manager Christophe Galtier, further fracturing a relationship that stood on precarious ground. It was just one of many incidents that suggest that Galtier's days in Paris are numbered.
The Frenchman has botched the job he was brought in to do. PSG have been eliminated from the domestic and European cups. They have lost, in total, seven games so far this calendar year after only dropping four all of last season.
And, perhaps tellingly, club sources have been non-committal about Galtier's future. While they guarantee he will not be sacked now, there is little reason to suggest that he will be at the club beyond June. At this point, then, the relationship is beyond repair.
That all looked fine, perhaps even sensible, prior to Thursday evening. Sacking a manager is risky, and, despite all of Galtier's faults, he can boast about PSG being likely to finish with yet another Ligue 1 title win in the bag.
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But then, out of nowhere, Bayern Munich hired Thomas Tuchel. In a moment, PSG's reported top target was gone.
By dragging their feet, they have been made to pay. PSG have waited, delayed the probable, pushed back the inevitable. They stuck with Galtier, while their ideal candidate sat waiting.
And now they face a far weaker job market this summer - when they will inevitably be bringing in a new manager.
In the 24 hours since Tuchel's hiring, a litany of reports have come out detailing the disappointment inside the Paris camp that their top summer target is off the market.
It is yet another dysfunctional moment at a club marred by poor decisions.