Galtier in Magpies link

Last Updated: Fri, 09 May 2014 12:00

Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier is remaining tight-lipped over where his future lies with Newcastle showing interest.

Galtier has pieced together a strong side since he was unveiled as Les Verts manager in 2009, guaranteeing Europa League football for next season and they are still in with an outside chance of Champions League qualification.

However, the Frenchman is understood to be considering a move away and Newcastle, along with Aston Villa, have already expressed an interest, according to L'Equipe.

The 47-year-old insists he is planning ahead for next season but refused to guarantee that his future lies with the Ligue 1 outfit.

Galtier said: "My duty and my dedication is to prepare for next season.

"Afterwards, we are not sure of anything in football. It is very difficult to talk about the future of a coach."

Current Magpies boss Alan Pardew has been placed under a lot of pressure in the closing stages of the season with the club safe in mid-table but not finding any sort of form in the second half of the term.

Recently a section of the home faithful at St James' Park unveiled banners, while a walkout protest took place during the final home game of the campaign against Cardiff last week.

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