Christophe Galtier announces departure from Lille

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Lille manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that he will be leaving the club this summer.

Les Dogues wrestled the Ligue 1 title away from Paris Saint-Germain this season, ending their nine-year winning run and securing their first title since 2010/11.

But the 54-year-old reveals he will be leaving after spending “four beautiful years” at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

“I made my decision,” he told L’Equipe. “I informed my president (Olivier Létang) – after speaking with him on Tuesday – that I was going to leave LOSC.

“Or that I was stopping with LOSC, I’m not sure what term to use. I just feel strongly that I’ve had my time here. That four-year cycle is long enough for a coach.

“Having spent four years here, I feel inside that it is the moment to leave this beautiful club, this wonderful club.”

According to various reports from France; Lyon, Nice and Napoli are the likeliest next destinations for Galtier.