LILLE manager Christophe Galtier has QUIT – just two days after leading his side to the league title.
The French side held off Paris Saint-Germain to secure their first Ligue 1 crown since 2011.
Christophe Galtier has left Lille 48 hours after securing the Ligue 1 titleCredit: EPA
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A 2-1 win over Angers on Sunday secured the triumph, pipping Mauricio Pochettino’s moneybags by just one point.
But less than 48 hours after masterminding the success and 24 after the open-top bus parade, Galtier called time on his tenure.
Speaking to L’Equipe, he confirmed he was stepping down because he did not want to ‘fall into a routine’.
Galtier said: “I simply have the deep belief that my time is up here.
“I feel now is the moment.”
However, the report adds he will not be out of work for long – and could even land a new job by the end of this week.
The 54-year-old revealed Ligue 1 rivals Nice and Lyon as well as Italian giants Napoli have all approached him to bring him in as their new boss.
Galtier replaced Marcelo Bielsa in December 2017 with Lille at serious risk of relegation but kept them up.
Remarkably, he guided his side to second in his first full season in charge and were fourth when the 2019-20 campaign was curtailed.
Lille took four points off PSG this season – including a 1-0 win in Paris in April – but the club’s future remains unclear after being hit hard financially by coronavirus.
Despite Champions League football secured, midfield sensation Boubakary Soumare is expected to leave as well with Leicester hoping to wrap up a deal.
Goalkeeper Mike Maignan completed his AC Milan medical and a transfer is imminent.
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Lille pipped PSG to the title by one point to claim their first crown since 2011Credit: EPA