Confirmed; Remi Garde is the new manager. POLL

Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Rémi Garde as our new manager.

The 49-year-old Frenchman is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting coaches and has agreed a contract that will run until the end of season 2018/19.

Rémi enjoyed a successful three-year period as manager of Ligue 1 side Lyon where he led the club to the Couple de France and Trophee des Champions as well as the quarter-finals of the Europa League, successfully implementing his own brand of highly entertaining football in the process.

He is also renowned for developing young talent and the Club is thrilled to have secured his services.

Tom Fox, Aston Villa Chief Executive, said: “For the past year we have been working purposefully to transform the Club in order to build a successful organisation that can compete and succeed in the Premier League.

“Finding a manager who shares and believes in our vision and has the ability to bring it to life through performances on the pitch is essential. We are confident that Rémi is the manager who can deliver the best from the current squad and help set the club up for future success”.

Rémi Garde said: “It is an unbelievable honour to be the manager of such an illustrious football club.

“I’ve had extremely positive meetings with both the owner, Randy Lerner, and Chief Executive Tom Fox. They have ambitious plans for the Club and I’m excited that they have turned to me to help them realise them.

“Obviously we have a difficult task in front of us but I’m looking forward to the challenge with the support of everyone who loves Aston Villa.”

Chairman Randy Lerner added: “Rémi came with ideas, honesty, humour and a steely sense of what it will take for Aston Villa to be what it is meant to be – hard working, tireless, creative and unwilling to concede.

“Nobody at Villa can deny that we are way behind. We recruited aggressively this past summer and it is our responsibility to now harvest this talent rather than buckle under pressure and criticism – we are better than that. On behalf of the Board we wish Rémi every success.”


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  1. bencey83
    bencey83 November 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm . Reply

    Watch Clarke for their third goal. He’s sucked to the ball and leaves Kane totally unmarked. Anyone who thinks he is a premier league quality centre half clearly knows nothing about defending! He either doesn’t get tight enough to his man or gets too tight like the first goal today. Practically every game he plays he is responsible for us conceding at least one goal. He is frequently out of position and confused everyone around him! I’m sorry to say it, Keiran, as you’re full of effort, but you’re just not up to it.

    1. originallondonlion
      originallondonlion November 2, 2015 at 11:31 pm . Reply

      I am afraid you are right about Clark, but he might do as a sub left back because Richardson can no longer do 90 mins, and Amavi likewise is expected to play as LB and LW which cannot be done for the full game.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath November 3, 2015 at 2:23 am . Reply

      Ckarke is shit we need to start with okore and Richards ideally

  2. pat57
    pat57 November 2, 2015 at 10:53 pm . Reply

    Agree we need a clear out but I have to admit that Guzan has to be the first out of the door. Whatever problems the defence may have are multiplied by having a keeper they just can’t trust.

    We need Okore back and some stability in defence. Whatever agreement Richards has had for now I’d play him at RB with Okore and Senderos/Clark in the centre and Amavi at LB. If we’d have started with Gestede and Amavi we might have won that game. We needed another option rather than just playing everything on the ground. F*** Gabby off to Wolves or somewhere, he’s turned into a total waste of space.

    Despite the loss still optimistic. That was McDonald’s team, really dying to see who Garde plays against Man City.


  3. steve
    steve November 3, 2015 at 10:45 am . Reply

    If our captain is a lazy twat what chance have we got.
    It is even worse that he is supposed to be a villa fan.
    I hope that was gabbys last EVER game.

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