Aston Villa fans on Twitter pleased with appointment of Robert Duverne as fitness coach, fear for Gabby Agbonlahor

Gabriel Agbonlahor

The Villa faithful are pleased to hear the team is set to be whipped into shape.

Aston Villa are set to welcome back an old face in the form of Robert Duverne under the management of new boss Remi Garde.

After a week of speculation about the potential arrival of the former Arsenal midfielder he was finally appointed at the club yesterday and watched Villa succumb to a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

The delay in his appointment came with Lyon's refusal to let Garde bring in two of his former coaches and the Frenchman wanted to make sure he found an adequate replacement.

That he did and he now looks set to shake up the fitness side of things at the club with Metz confirming last night that Duverne was on his way to Villa.

Duverne has of course worked with Villa before. He was appointed by Villa's last French boss, the largely unpopular Gerard Houllier, back in 2010.

In March 2011 it was reported by the Daily Mail that Duverne was at the centre of infighting at the club after a bust-up with experienced centre-back pair Richard Dunne and James Collins. He was also the French coach at the centre of the 2010 mutiny in the national team during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

But it looks like his appointment has gone down well with Villa fans.

They seem to feel the side needs some serious work on their fitness woes ahead of a relegation battle and that Duverne can do the trick.

However, there certainly seemed to be some fears regarding the future of Gabriel Agonlahor after the news was revealed.

Here is a collection of the best tweets from Aston Villa fans...

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