Galtier Unlikely Target For Newcastle – But Highly Rated


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.

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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.

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Last summer many fans said they wanted Di Canio, Hughton, Mackay, Jol, Clarke, Solskjaer and Laudrup…all of whom have been sacked or relegated. Many fans DIDN’T want Pulis because of his long ball tactics at Stoke…

    Is there really any manager in the PL now who has proven himself and would consider managing us? Pochettino maybe? Nobody else I can think of…

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #2

    I feel This story has legs.

    Don’t rule it out completely.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #3

    First to have been sacked should have been Pardew. Worst Manager in any league at any level.

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  • mag

    May 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Another twitter rumour, Pardews in the driving seat, Hooray!

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  • JackButler

    May 9, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Something has to give this summer or next season is another disaster waiting to happen.

    Even if Ashley does allow money to be spent this coming window we have to remember that all the other clubs in the league will be doing the same so we need to maximise the ability of the players we have and those that we are targeting and I don’t think that anyone would trust Pardew with that job anymore

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 9, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Mackay did ok for Cardiff but hardly a top and proven manager. And was his style of play the attractive style that fans are demanding? I haven’t seen any evidence of that…

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  • JackButler

    May 9, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Malky Mackay is now free to manage another club after ending his legal dispute with Cardiff

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  • mag

    May 9, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Does anyone really believe that Ashley, would sack Pardew and all the back room staff after finishing up in the top ten of the premier league?

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  • JackButler

    May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #9

    mag

    As with everything with Ashley it would depend on what it would cost and what he stood to gain

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #10

    TDS…be careful with that analogy mate, cause by that definition Pardew should be an option for any team 😉

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  • Our Toon

    May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #11

    TDS

    My choices would be:

    Poyet
    (Apparently all is not well with him n Scum)
    Laudrup
    De Boer
    Uwe Rosler

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  • mag

    May 9, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Jack, never happen m8, he would have been gone last year when the team was nearly relegated.

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  • jimiley

    May 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Class is permanent and form is temporary. Alan will prove his critics wrong and deliver the goods next season. all aboard the train to the Champions League and the title. Toot toot!!!!!

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