PSG boss Christophe Galtier has been taken into custody over alleged discrimination during his time at Ligue 1 side Nice.

The 56-year-old has been taken into Police custody over allegations of racial discrimination during his 12-month tenure as Nice boss.

He allegedly made remarks such as saying there were too many black and Muslim payers at the club.

According to Le Parisien, the Frenchman has now been taken into police custody alongside his son John Valovic-Galtier.

French football reporter Romain Molina suggested Galtier is alleged to have made comments about having ‘too many black and Muslim players’ in his former team. 

Another report by local French media outlet Nice-Matin claimed that during a five-game winning streak, the coach asked Nice’s Muslim players not to observe Ramadan.

In a press release sent to AFP, Galtier’s lawyer Olivier Martin said that along with denial, the PSG boss ‘contests with the greatest firmness’ the claims.

Galtier on his way out of PSG

Meanwhile, Galtier is reportedly set to be axed as PSG head coach in the coming days. The French champions prepare to welcome in former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.

The PSG hierarchy are unhappy with Galtier’s performance last season, especially the Champions League second-round exit.