PARIS: French champions Paris Saint-Germain are close to appointing German coach Julian Nagelsmann to replace Christophe Galtier.

PSG’s owner, Qatar Sports Investments, has spoken to other potential replacements, including Luis Enrique and Thiago Motta but ex-Bayern Munich boss Nagelsmann is understood to be clear favourte with Thierry Henry as his assistant.

Galtier is expected to be sacked by PSG after just one season in charge, despite leading the club to the Ligue 1 title. His tenure saw the club suffer a disappointing round-of-16 exit in the Champions League this season as their hunt for a first European title continues.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos will also both leave the club this summer, with uncertainty existing over the future of Neymar.

Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich in March and had been linked with the jobs at Chelsea and Tottenham.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is favourite for Spurs after becoming only the fifth manager to lead the club to the domestic treble.