Karren Brady discusses dreadful Aston Villa

Karren Brady is fearful for Aston Villa ahead of their clash with Tottenham.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady is fearful for Aston Villa ahead of their Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

Villa are currently without a permanent manager, and Brady believes they are ripe for the picking against Spurs.

Speaking to The Sun in her weekly column, she said: "There is no hiding from the fact that Aston Villa are in a dreadful state.

"Bottom of the Prem with six consecutive league defeats and a just-sacked Tim Sherwood behind them, they go to Spurs on Monday with confidence as low as the boy Jack Grealish’s socks. I know a deflated team when I see one."

Villa are said to be close to appointing Remi Garde as manager, with SkySports reporting last week the former Lyon boss was the clear frontrunner for the job.

Brady knows the importance of confidence, having seen the way her West Ham side lost it entirely under Sam Allardyce at the end of last season, and the way they have rediscovered their form under current boss Slaven Bilic.

It would be a big shock if Villa could pull off a win against Tottenham, and seemingly there would be nobody more surprised than Brady.

Villa's players need to stick together and fight under caretaker boss Kevin Macdonald, and regardless of the way the game is going, remain competitive against Spurs, who beat Bournemouth 5-1 in their last fixture.

Garde certainly has a big job on his hands to haul Villa up the table, but if his appointment is confirmed ahead of the Spurs game it could give the team an extra incentive to impress, knowing their new boss will be watching closely.

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