Saint-Etienne chairman Bernard Caiazzo has strongly criticised reports claiming that Christophe Galtier would leave the club for Newcastle United.
Galtier is reportedly one of the candidates to succeed Alan Pardew as the Newcastle boss.
Caiazzo is not happy with the reports, which largely emanate from the British media, and insists that the 48-year-old is going nowhere.
“Do you really think Galtier in the middle of a season in which we are playing for the podium would leave like a thief for a club like Newcastle?” he told Le10Sport, according to Sport Witness.
“It would be insulting to Christophe that one has the slightest interest in such a rumour. Christophe is not a money man. He has been here for years and is engaged in a project."
Caiazzo’s comments may have been made in anger, but they are inundated with logic.
Galtier has been in charge of Saint-Etienne since 2009 and has done a wonderful job at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Last season Les Verts finished fourth in Ligue 1, and they are in the same position at the moment this term.
In fact, Saint-Etienne are only five points behind leaders Marseille and just two behind the mighty Paris Saint-Germain.
It really makes no sense whatsoever for Galtier to step down from his position at Saint-Etienne now and leave for Newcastle.