Ashley Looking To REPLACE Pardew!!!

Last updated : 05 May 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Girard, who led Montpellier to the Ligue 1 title last year, has already confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season and the Magpies are considering approaching him.

According to Le Sport 10, Newcastle have been recommended the 59-year-old’s services and, with Alan Pardew’s future far from certain, he has emerged as a leading contender for the St James’ Park hot seat.

Girard has already received several offers from sides across Europe, but revealed a move to the Premier League is his priority.

‘I know it won’t be easy, but I want to work in England,’ Girard told the BBC.