Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning that new Aston Villa manager Remi Garde could struggle to get some of the players on his side.
"These days I think when a new manager comes in, you have to earn the respect of the players," added the former Spurs man.
"You will get it as soon as you through the door if you have been there and done that because you have to have respect for someone who has been there and done that.
"A lot of the lads (at Villa) wouldn’t have a clue about him. He already has a battle to get the players onside."
Garde managed Ligue 1 outfit Lyon for three years and is a highly-rated manager, but he has a tough task on his hand at Villa.
The Frenchman will have to hit the ground running, and he will have to get his message across to the players rightaway.
The former Arsenal player was at the stands at White Hart Lane on Monday night, as Villa went down 3-1 to Tottenham Hostpur in the Premier League.
It was yet another disappointing performance from Villa, who are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment.
The Villans will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Manchester City at Villa Park in the league.