Report explains reason why Aston Villa's deal for Remi Garde has stalled

Remi Garde's move to Aston Villa has reportedly hit a stumbling block.

According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa's pursuit of Remi Garde has been held up, as the Frenchman is finding it hard to land his preferred backroom staff.

Villa took the move to sack Tim Sherwood on Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Swansea City had beaten them 2-1 at Villa Park.

Sherwood leaves Villa with the club bottom of the Premier League table, having managed just one league win so far this term, and whoever replaces him has a tough task on their hands.

The Telegraph report that Frenchman Remi Garde - a former Arsenal player - held talks to become the new Villa boss having left Lyon in 2014, but there is a major problem in the deal.

The report suggests that Garde wants his former Lyon assistants Gerald Baticle and Robert Duverne, but securing moves for the duo is proving difficult.

Lyon are reluctant to let Baticle leave, whilst Metz's Duverne is believed to be struggling to complete his exit, meaning Garde's deal at Villa Park has now stalled.

With a strong French contingent at Villa Park - Jordan Amavi and Jordan Veretout were signed over the summer, whilst former Ligue 1 stars Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Ayew also arrived - Garde could be the ideal choice, but the deal certainly appears to be complicated.

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