Speaking to talkSPORT, former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore has explained why David Moyes would not be high on Villa’s list of replacements for recently departed manager Tim Sherwood.
Collymore said: “He [Garde] would certainly fit the Villa profile, because, if David Moyes gets the nod, he would want to bring Steve Round in as his number two, and would want complete control. So he wouldn’t want a director of football or a head of development in Paddy Reilly or Hendrik Almstadt. What Villa have now done is try to tailor a new manager - if Garde is true - to the existing structure of what they already have.”
Villa’s current management structure has come under a lot of criticism in recent weeks as Sherwood’s team fell to the bottom of the Premier League table, ending with the manager leaving his job on Sunday.
The interference from up high in the club’s boardroom was one of the reasons behind Sherwood’s struggles, with transfers out of his grasp and the manager struggling to work with what was given to him.
However, Villa have no plans to change this structure, and any new manager who comes in will have to work with the existing management system, something that Collymore believes Moyes would not be able to do.
Remi Garde looks favourite for the job, and Collymore believes the Frenchman is a much better fit for how Villa are being run right now, although Moyes would certainly be a wiser choice.
He has a proven record in the Premier League, and it is almost impossible to suggest Villa would be relegated with Moyes at the helm, but despite all his strengths, his desire to work without a director of football or head of recruitment means that Villa are not going to seriously consider the former Everton boss.