Garde will replace Tim Sherwood, who was sacked as the Villa boss last month.
It has been reported that the Frenchman will sign a three-and-a-half-year contract and will watch tonight’s match against Tottenham Hotspur from the stands.
Not many expect Villa to win or even draw against Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Premier League this evening, but could Garde’s presence at the game inspire the players?
The Villa players will be looking to impress their new manager and will be determined to step up their game.
There are some good individuals in the team, but they have been under-performing so far this season.
A new manager means that no player is guaranteed a place in the starting lineup, and this will only push the players to raise their game.
Tottenham are heavy favourites, but an early goal for Villa could unsettle them.
Just because the Villans have been struggling this campaign does not mean that their chances of pulling off an upset at White Hart Lane should be written off.