Lee Dixon gives his verdict on Remi Garde

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Lee Dixon and reported Aston Villa managerial target Remi Garde played together at Arsenal.

Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon has taken to social networking site Twitter to wish Remi Garde the best of luck at Aston Villa.

According to BBC Sport, Garde is set to be appointed the new manager of Villa and will replace Tim Sherwood, who was dismissed from the role last month.

It has been reported that the Premier League club will make an official announcement today.

Garde will sign a three-and-a-half-year deal at Villa and will watch Monday's Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane from the stands, according to BBC Sport.

Former England international right-back Dixon played with Garde at Arsenal from 1996 to 1999 and has spoken highly of him on Twitter.

Villa are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just four points from 10 matches, four points behind 17th-place Bournemouth but with a game in hand.

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