Speaking to talkSPORT (aired Wednesday, 07:25), Ray Parlour has explained why Remi Garde could be tempted to take charge of Aston Villa, despite it looking as if they are set to be relegated this season.
The former Arsenal man said: “I think he’d want an opportunity in the Premier League. They don’t come around often, jobs like that. Aston Villa is huge club. And really, he’ll look at it, and it can’t get any worse [than how it currently is]. They’ve had one win all season, and a manager will look at it and say ‘it can’t get much worse, and it’s not my fault if we go down’.”
Despite Villa sitting last place in the Premier League table, it is because of Villa’s current placing that Parlour believes Garde would want to take the job.
Things can only get better under the French coach, and even if he cannot turn things around, and Villa still get relegated, Garde would not have to take any of the blame due to how he arrived at the club.
Admittedly, Parlour has also claimed that Garde would be tempted as Premier League jobs do not come around too often, especially at clubs the size of Villa, but it is the fact that Garde has no one to disappoint which makes the job so enticing.
Tim Sherwood was sacked with everyone calling for his head, and even Garde - who only has one job behind him as a manager - cannot possibly be worse than the former Villa boss.
The Midlands side need to move quickly and bring in an experienced manager if they are to have any chance of fighting for their Premier League survival, and a manager such as Garde is sure to be tempted considering the current state that Villa are in.