"I would prefer Raymond Domenech to Diego Maradona as I'd prefer a French coach," ESPNSoccernet quotes Galtier as saying.
"The league doesn't need publicity, it needs good coaches. Maradona was a great player, but I'm not sure he's cut out for this job.
"Having said that, it's up to Montpellier and Mr [Louis] Nicollin (president of Montpellier). I think there are plenty of very good French coaches available."
Galtier has been at Saint-Etienne since 2008.