Frenchman struggled to save Villains from drop
Aston Villa Football Club announced late last night that Remi Garde has left the club by mutual consent.
The Frenchman arrived at Villa Park earlier this season following the dismissal of Tim Sherwood, but he failed to improve things in the Midlands and the club are now awaiting official confirmation of their relegation to the Championship.
The 49-year-0ld penned a three-and-a-half year deal at Villa back in November, but just 147 days later, and just three wins later, he’s left his post.
Garde‘s last game in charge was a 1-0 defeat to Swansea City, which left the club 12-points off safety.
A club statement read: “Manager, Rémi Garde, has today left Aston Villa Football Club by mutual consent.
“The Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Rémi for all his efforts during a difficult period and wish him well in the future.
“Eric Black will take over as acting manager until the Club appoints a new manager.
“There will be no further comment from the Club at this stage.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt