By Our Correspondent
Paris St-Germain manager Christophe Galtier will go on trial in December as a result of an investigation into alleged discrimination.
In April, Galtier was accused of making racist remarks when he was manager of Nice – allegations he denied.
On Friday, the 56-year-old was arrested and taken in for questioning following an investigation launched in April.
He will stand trial on December 15 before the Nice Criminal Court.
Galtier has been charged with “moral harassment and discrimination on the grounds of actual or supposed membership or non-membership of a particular ethnic group, nation, alleged race or religion”, Nice’s public prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme said.
In a leaked email sent to Nice’s owners in April, it was alleged Galtier said there were too many black and Muslim players in the squad.
At the time Galtier said he was “deeply shocked by the claims” and started a defamation suit against two journalists and ex-Nice sporting director Julien Fournier.
Galtier, whose agent son John Valovic-Galtier was also questioned, “denied the offences of which he could be accused”, the prosecutor said.
Galtier guided PSG to the Ligue 1 title last season, but they were eliminated in the Champions League’s last 16 by Bayern Munich.
He is widely expected to leave the Qatar-owned club this summer, with PSG understood to be close to appointing former Spain and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as their new boss.
Galtier replaced Mauricio Pochettino last summer, after leaving his post at fellow Ligue 1 club Nice.