Newcastle United fans could be about to get their wish to see manager Alan Pardew leave after the club are reported to have approached Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier. Pardew has come under heavy criticism from Newcastle fans, who have been hostile towards the manager after a disappointing second half of the season which saw the Magpies endure a run of six straight defeats. Despite still sitting ninth in the Premier League, tensions are high at St James’ Park after fans performed a walk-out protest during the 3-0 win over Cardiff City last weekend and, despite Pardew planning for next season, it looks likely that Newcastle have different plans. French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting on Friday that Newcastle have made an approach for Saint-Etienne boss Galtier, despite Pardew still having six years remaining on his contract after signing an eight-year deal in 2012. 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 Newcastle would not have to pay any compensation to his club.
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