Aston Villa are looking to hire a new manager following the sacking of Tim Sherwood, and Mark Bosnich has reacted to reports claiming that Remi Garde has been approached to be appointed whilst speaking to talkSPORT.
The former goalkeeper said: “Coming in to manage Aston Villa right now is basically a relegation battle. I’m quite certain in the long-term that someone like Remi Garde would do quite well at Aston Villa, but they haven’t got a long-term [at Villa].”
Garde has a positive view of Garde being a good long-term appointment for Villa, following a report on the BBC claiming that he is in talks to take the job, despite a current problem with talks concerning back-room staff.
Garde worked well at Lyon during a long-term stay with the Ligue 1 club, and former Villa stopper Bosnich has no doubt that he would be a good manager for the Midlands side if he was given a long-term at Villa Park.
However, Bosnich does not believe that Villa have any long-term ambitions, and are now merely in an endless cycle of relegation battles, which Garde has never had to oversee during his time as a head coach.
Villa were close to being relegated last season, and look like they will actually go down this time round, and so any manager needs to be one who’s main aim is to keep the side in the top flight.
Garde has never proven he has this in him, and his skills as a long-term team builder would be wasted with the short-term nature currently at Villa Park.
Garde would have been a good appointment if made during the summer, but right now, it is hard to argue for the Frenchman being the correct man for the job.