In an interview with BeIN SPORTS, the St.Etienne manager Christophe Galtier has talked about the rumours that he’d been approached by Newcastle to replace Alan Pardew .

His quotes casting further doubt that there was actually any serious intent by Mike Ashley to replace Pardew with a credible manager/head coach.

Galtier treating the notion as a bit of a joke when asked about it;

“I have not had any discussion or any approach from Newcastle.

“I read this when I was on vacation. My kids sent me a text in English for a laugh and I didn’t understand. The text said ‘Read the papers!'”

“I have had no contact with Newcastle and  I am not out of contract, my only goal is to succeed in St.Etienne . The rumours of my departure to Marseille? More fantasies peddled by some. I’m not going to OM (Marseille) . Period! “

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