Report: Aston Villa close to appointing new manager Remi Garde, assistant deal agreed

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Aston Villa are reportedly poised to appoint Remi Garde as their new manager.

According to a report from The Sun, Aston Villa will name Frenchman Remi Garde as their new manager on Monday, ahead of their game with Tottenham.

Villa parted company with Tim Sherwood seven days ago, and it seems that after a week-long search for a new boss, they have got their man.

The Sun report that former Arsenal midfielder Remi Garde is all set to be revealed as the club's new manager tomorrow, after a lengthy wrangle over a deal.

The 49-year-old, who left Lyon in the summer of 2014, looks set to make his return to management and to English football, having played under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal during the 1990's.

His reportedly imminent appointment comes after The Mirror reported that Lyon were unwilling to let Garde's former coaches Bruno Genesio and Gerald Baticle leave the club to reunite with Garde at Villa Park.

Now though, The Sun believe that Bastia assistant boss Reginald Ray has agreed a move to Villa, and will come in as Garde's right-hand man.

It's also stated that whilst Garde is likely to be appointed before Villa face Spurs on Monday night, he is unlikely to take charge of the club at White Hart Lane.

With a strong French contingent at Villa Park, Garde will be called upon to get the best out of a struggling Villa squad - and it's certainly a gamble to put their Premier League status in the hands of a boss who has never managed in England.

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