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Galtier signs extension at Saint-Etienne

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 21 May 2013

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Saint-Etienne manager Christophe Galtier has signed a new two-year extension to keep him with the club until 2016.

Galtier has enjoyed great success at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard this campaign, guiding the club to victory in the Coupe de la Ligue and keeping them in contention for a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

The 46-year-old, who took over from Alain Perrin in 2009, was honoured for his efforts at the Ligue 1 awards on Sunday, sharing the Coach of the Year award with Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti.
And he has now received further justification of his talents with the 10-time Ligue 1 champions making no secret of their desire to keep him at the club.
A statement of Saint-Etienne’s official website read: “The board of AS Saint-Etienne would like to thank Christophe Galtier for the quality of his work and his commitment to the club.

“A first assessment of the current season has been established and a reflection is committed on the prospects for next season.

“The (board) meeting also served to extend the contract of Christophe Galtier until 30 June 2016.”

Saint-Etienne sit fourth in Ligue 1, two points behind local rivals Lyon, who occupy the third and final UEFA Champions League spot, with one game to go.

Galtier’s men will seal a place in Europe’s top club competition if they win at Lille and Remi Garde’s side fail to take all three points against Rennes.

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