With some football pundits debunking the fact that Christophe Galtier remains the best coach in terms of elevating a club from relegation zone to a more comfortable zone.
He took over relegation threatened AS Saint-Etienne in 2009 and then avoided relegation.
Christophe Galtier finished within the top-10 for seven consecutive seasons, four of which are European finishes. Finished 17th, 10th, 7th, 5th, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th during his tenure.
Christophe Galtier secured the highest amount of wins (20) within a league season since 1982 for the team.
Christophe Galtier secured the highest number of goals (60) within a league season since 1982 for the team.
Christophe Galtier secured the highest league finish since 1988.
Christophe Galtier ended a 33-year trophy drought as he won the French League Cup. He then left AS Saint-Etienne in 2017.
Christophe Galtier took over 18th placed Lille in the December of the 2017/2018 season, avoiding relegation.
Christophe Galtier finished second with Lille in the 2018/2019 season, returning the club to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 7 years.
The 2019/2020 season was abandoned due to Covid-19, finishing fourth (UEFA Europa League spot) despite being one-point off third place (UEFA Champions League spot) with 10 league games remaining.
Christophe Galtier guided Lille to their first league title in 10 years during the 2020/2021 season.
During this period, Christophe Galtier lost several key and upcoming players, such as Pepe, Bissouma, Mendes, Gabriel, Leao and Kone due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) struggles.
Christophe Galtier resigned with a 52% win percentage and consecutive Ligue 1 Manager Of The Year awards in his final two seasons.
This shows the quality Christophe Galtier possesses and how he utilizes the players he has, to do their best in the league. With such background he has in football, it would be rare to find another kind of coach as he is.
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