Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has left the Premier League basement club by “mutual consent”, after just four months in charge at Villa Park.
The Frenchman succeeded Tim Sherwood as manager back in November but after just two wins in 20 games under the Frenchman’s tutelage, he has left the Premier League’s basement cub who look certain for relegation this season.
In a short statement on the club’s website, Aston Villa broke the news of the 49-year-old’s departure and thanked him for his contribution during a difficult time for the club.
“The Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Remi for all his efforts during a difficult period and wish him well in the future.There will be no further comment from the Club at this stage.”
Eric Black has been appointed acting manager until the club appoint a new head coach, which will be unlikely before the end of the season with just seven league games remaining of the season.
Aston Villa picked up just one league win under Garde with a 2-0 win over Norwich in February with an FA Cup third round win over Wycombe, the Frenchman’s only other win as Villa boss.
Villa are currently on a six-game losing streak and with the club lying 12 points from safety with just seven games remaining, it looks like Villa are destined for the Championship next season.
It comes to no surprise that Remi Garde has left Aston Villa and I feel that the Frenchman has got out before things get a whole lot worse at Villa Park.
It is sad to see such a great club look destined for relegation but after having some lucky escapes in the past few season, the Villians luck has finally run out and will almost certainly be playing Championship football next season.
Whoever comes in at Villa Park has a massive job on thier hands and makes you wonder who will actually want this job? It has been a season to forget for Villa fans and I don’t think their squad is strong enough to make an immediate return.