Jamie Redknapp reacts to Aston Villa’s Garde interest; highlights one concern

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Aston Villa are reportedly looking to hire Remi Garde.

Aston Villa are looking for a new manager to replace the departed Tim Sherwood, but Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that he is not convinced by the rumoured appointment of Remi Garde, as he would not inspire him.

The Sky Sports pundit said: “I'm not sure Remi Garde - who is favourite to succeed Tim Sherwood - is the answer. If I was a Villa fan, would he inspire me? No, not really. But it's typical of the modern day game that the club look abroad for a solution. Don't tell me there aren't English managers out there with the same credentials as Garde.”

Garde has been linked with Villa since the beginning of the week, although a deal has currently hit a snag due to the trouble of bringing his assistants to Villa Park, as reported by the Guardian.

The Frenchman seems a strange choice, considering he has never managed in England, and only enjoyed moderate success when in charge of Lyon - the only management role he has held.

He did play in the Premier League, with Arsenal, but his lack of management experience is hardly a benefit given that Villa currently sit in the relegation places and need to pick up wins as soon as possible.

Redknapp’s main issue with Garde is that he is not an inspiring appointment, as well as the fact that there are surely English managers who have the same credentials as Garde who could be appointed.

Garde is hardly a boss who will get the fans thinking that Villa are going to stay up, and this negative mindset will show during gams, likely moving onto the players.

The deal for Garde is currently on hold, but if Redknapp was in charge of Villa, he would not even have looked at the Frenchman in the first place.

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