St Etienne head coach Christophe Galtier ruled out joining Newcastle United in the short-term earlier this month, but only committed himself through the end of the season at his French club, and of course we now know that Newcastle are very likely to appoint their head coach in the summer.
Christophe Galtier – St. Etienne head coach
Lee Charnley in his interview last night made it clear that the new position will be that of a head coach and it’s very much the way clubs on the continent are structured.
This is what Galtier has said earlier this month about being linked with the Newcastle job:
“I have a duty to my club and my players,” “I am and will be the manager of St Etienne until the end of the season. Our objective in 2015 will be to have a second half to the season up to the standard of what we did in the first half.”
Christophe Galtier is well thought of at Newcastle, and could well end up with the Newcastle job in the summer.
And since Galtier made that statement St Etienne have gone up to 4th position in the French League on 41 points and only four points behind league leaders Lyon, with Marseilles and mega-rich PSG being second and third.
The 48-year-old wouldn’t even be allowed to leave his position at St. Etienne, where they have a very decent chance of winning the French League for the first time since 1981.
Christophe is one of maybe four top continental coaches who Newcastle could appoint in the summer – since those coaches are very used to working under the continental system of coaching.
But we also have to remember that Mike Ashley has usually employed English managers (coaches) in his time at Newcastle, and the only non-English manager was Joe Kinnear who was born in Dublin and brought up in London.
We think Christophe Galtier would make a very good coach for Newcastle United.
What do you think?
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