St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has been linked with Newcastle in the French press today, and he seems an unlikely target for Newcastle and has never managed outside the French League, but we suppose on the other hand the possibility of having a French manager at Newcastle shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise – given that the report in the L’Equipe paper today has some truth in it.
Christophe Galtier – highly rated in France
The French report also claimed that Aston Villa have also expressed an interest, and after two failed seasons by manager Paul Lambert, maybe his time is up at Villa?
However, on the positive side, Galtier is highly rated in France, and he has St. Etienne 4th top of the French league, and he hasn’t had much money to spend – well at least compared to PSG and Monaco who are first and second in the French league.
And it’s hardly surprising that Galtier would not comment on the report today:
“My duty and my dedication means that I have to prepare for next season.” “But we are never sure of anything in football. It is very difficult to talk about the future of a coach.”
We should know within a week whether Alan Pardew will be replaced as the Newcastle manager, after he meets with owner Mike Ashley and gives his report of the season, which has turned decidedly negative this year.