Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert’s future appears to be uncertain after the Midlands club are reported to have made an approach for Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier. Lambert’s Aston Villa were dragged into a relegation battle this season before making sure of their Premier League status with a 3-1 victory of Hull City last weekend and have endured a torrid campaign. The Birmingham-based club are coming off the back of a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday and there have been suggestions that Lambert, who made the move to Villa Park from Norwich City in 2012, could become one of the latest managerial casualties. French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting on Friday that Aston Villa have made an approach for Saint-Etienne boss Galtier, despite Lambert still having another year to run on his contract. Galtier has won the French League Cup with Saint-Etienne, who currently sit fourth in the Ligue 1 table, and is out of contract at the end of the season, therefore meaning that Aston Villa would not require be required to pay any compensation to his club.