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Full NameChristophe Galtier
First NameChristophe
Last NameGaltier
ProfessionFootball Manager
Birth CityMarseille
Birth CountryFrance
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusMarried
No Of Children1
Height174 cm
Networth$5 M
Date of BirthAugust 26,1966
Age57 years

Christophe Galtier is a French-born professional football manager who is the current manager of Ligue 1 club Nice

He is a retired player. He played as a defender for some clubs like Marseille, Lille, Toulouse, Angers, etc. He has been named thrice the Ligue 1 Manager of the Year so far.

Quit from his managerial post at Lille just two days after the Ligue 1 victory, but why?

Christophe took over the managerial post at his former club Lille in 2017. His four years at the helm of the club guided the club to second place and securing the place in the Champions League after surviving relegation by just one point in the 2017-18 season

He further guided the club to lift their first Ligue1 title in a decade and fourth in club history. After successful seasons at Lille, he decided to quit from the post just two days after the Ligue 1 victory.

When asked about the reason behind leaving the club, he said that the decision to be very personal. 

For him, four years periods is quite lengthy for a manager, and also he internally felt that it was the right time to make the decision. 

He also confessed to not taking the decision in fear of Lille‚Äôs future and not having made a decision based on financial aspects. 

The main reason behind leaving Lille was a hunger for doing something different without falling into a routine.

Christophe Galtier at the winning moment of Lille.
Christophe Galtier at the winning moment of Lille. Source: Instagram

His wife is the one who manages everything and is also his biggest critics

Christophe is happily married to his wife, who has been managing everything, children, grandchildren, and the house. 

She is hyper-protective about his career and is very careful with the environment. Above all, his wife is also his biggest critics. 

She can tell everything that others cannot about his reactions, behaviors, and his actions. 

Because of his behavior towards the referee that cost him a suspension, his spouse called his behavior ridiculous. 

At the same time, she also knows the pressure of being in his position, so with a little bit of safeguard, she makes sure not to add more.

According to Christophe, his spouse is never in euphoria or depression.

Christophe Galtier with his wife.
Christophe Galtier with his wife. Source: Instagram

He dedicated the 2018-19 L 1 Coach of the year award to his beloved wife, thanking her impact on his career. 

His grandchild is the one who can make him do anything 

Christophe is a father of a grown-up son who resides in Ajaccio with his spouse and daughter. 

Christophe is the grandfather of her seven-year-old granddaughter, who calls her Papi. Because of the place distance, he does not get to see her, but she is the princess of the house. She is the one who can make him do anything.

What are his other passions besides football?

Everyone knows that Christophe is passionate about football, and his life revolves around football, but they may not know his other passions besides football. 

According to him, he has a passion for golf which he developed when his mate Alain Perrin insisted on him playing golf while they were working together in the Emirates. 

He was immediately into it after he succeeded once, which he later continued while at Saint-Etienne but having realized it was something that needed quite a lot of time which he did not have so he had to stop. 

His second passion is cycling, and he loves to cycle from time to time for an hour or more, discovering different magnificent places. 

He is also passionate about Formula 1. He also mentioned Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton to be his best and would like to spend an hour with him so that he could get the answers to the questions he has in his mind.

Christophe Galtier during his playing career.
Christophe Galtier during his playing career. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

One of the successful and respected managers, Christophe Galtier, has amassed a net worth of:

Net Worth Source
$1 million - $5 millionFootball Manager, Retired Player


  1. He was born on the 26th of August, 1966. He is currently 55 years old.

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