Newcastle United are set for talks with Christophe Galtier according to reports from France.
This summer will see the St. Etienne manager complete six seasons at the club and according to Le10Sport, a source close to him has said that Galtier believes that he has taken the team as far as he can.
A top three finish and Champions League qualification would have swayed him it is said, but third placed Marseille remain eight points clear of fifth placed St. Etienne after the two clubs played out a 2-2 draw on Sunday.
In France, Le10Sport say that Christophe Galtier refused to discuss the Newcastle job in the winter but his representatives told United that the door would be open this summer.
With any hopes of Champions League qualification all but gone, the source close to Galtier told Le10Sport that he believes that the St. Etienne boss will be happy to leave this summer.
A bit like Frank de Boer seemingly making clear he would be open to a summer move elsewhere after a long spell with Ajax, it appears a similar story with Galtier.
Both managers seeming to be sending out the message that they would be open to a potential summer change of clubs.
The two questions of course being: is Mike Ashley actually interested in a credible new person in charge of the team AND would either Galtier or de Boer, or anybody else, see Newcastle as the right next step.