Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe facing strict rules under new PSG regime including phone ban – 🤾💵⚽️
Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier has introduced new rules at the club in an effort to get rid of the cliques which undermined Mauricio Pochettino’s spell in charge
Kylian Mbappe has been banned from scrolling while having breakfast (Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)Paris Saint-Germain stars will no longer be allowed to use their mobile phones during meal times after new boss Christophe Galtier implemented new rules at the club.
Galtier was appointed as PSG manager earlier this month, leaving his job at Nice to replace the sacked Mauricio Pochettino in Paris. And the 55-year-old has already made his mark by bringing in strict new rules which are designed to bring the squad closer together.
That means Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar and co. will no longer be able to use their phones while in the canteen at the club’s training ground, according to Marca. Galtier has instructed all players that they have to eat together at Camp des Loges, rather than at home.
There is no guarantee that players will be able to have breakfast at the training ground though. If PSG’s players don’t arrive for training between 08:30 and 08:45 then they will be denied entry and sent home.
Pochettino only lasted 18 months as PSG boss and his stint in charge was undermined by cliques in the dressing room. Galtier has reportedly made a good impression so far, with Neymar one of those happy to be working under a new manager.
The rules come as part of a culture shift at PSG, who are desperately trying to achieve their ultimate goal of winning the Champions League. When unveiling Galtier as their new boss, PSG’s president Nasser al-Khelaifi made the change of tack very clear.
Christophe Galtier has made his mark at PSG (Image: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)
“Today we must be realistic; we don’t want flashy, bling-bling any more, it’s the end of the glitter,” he told Le Parisien. “No one is above the club. If a player doesn’t want to respect the rules in place then he has no place here.”
The new PSG rules are similar to those implemented by Erik ten Hag at Manchester United. The Dutchman has a no-tolerance policy on alcohol and has also banned his player from scrolling on their mobiles during team meals.
United players are also being encouraged to eat club-prepared meals rather than using personal chefs. Every player has been given a custom-made diet plan and will have their Body Mass Index (BMI) checked monthly.