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15 Jan 2019
9:53 am

Coach Galtier extends contract with high-flying Lille


Lille coach Christophe Galtier has signed a new contract keeping him at the Ligue 1 side until 2021, the club announced on Monday.

Lille's French head coach Christophe Galtier will remain with the team until at least 2021, after signing a contract extension. AFP/File/JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER

Galtier was appointed midway through last season to succeed the sacked Marcelo Bielsa and the Frenchman’s success reviving their fortunes since has meant Lille were determined to extend a deal that was set to expire at the end of this campaign.

The 52-year-old Galtier, who played for Lille in the late 1980s, previously enjoyed a successful eight-year spell in charge of Saint-Etienne.

After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Lille are currently second in Ligue 1 and in contention for a return to the Champions League — they last appeared in the group stage in 2012-13.