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'Great' manager linked with Spurs is a free agent, reportedly wants Premier League move

Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Christophe Galtier is now a free agent.

According to an April report in the Evening Standard, the 54-year-old is a contender for the vacant Spurs role.

Tottenham are currently on the lookout for a new manager after parting company with Jose Mourinho in April.

Many coaches have been linked with the Spurs role, from veterans like Rafael Benitez to up-and-coming bosses like Scott Parker.

However, Galtier comes with two distinct advantages for Spurs – he’s just won a league title, and he’s currently without a club.


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The Frenchman has just masterminded an incredible Ligue 1 title triumph for Lille.

Galtier led Les Dogues to their fourth French top-flight title and first in a decade as they finished one point above Paris Saint-Germain.

“I am quite simply convinced that I have done my time here. That this four-year cycle is long enough for a coach,” Galtier told L’Equipe.

“Having done four years, I feel inside that it’s time to leave this beautiful club, this magnificent club.

“I’m leaving Lille with an incredible result, I need something else. I don’t want to fall into a routine.”

ESPN recently cited sources claiming Galtier is keen to manage in England.

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Galtier would be a top choice for Spurs, a manager who ticks a lot of boxes for the north Londoners.

As well as having won a title and being a free agent, he’s also well liked by players.

Nicolas Pepe, now at Arsenal, sung his praises when the two were both at Lille.

“We have a great manager, in the image of his tactics that worked tonight,” he told Canal+, via GFFN, after a 5-1 win over PSG two years ago.

“Everyday he is there for us, whether it is in terms of football or outside of football, he is a coach who adds a lot from the human side of things too.”

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