Mark Bosnich reacts to Remi Garde’s Aston Villa appointment

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Mark Bosnich is not convinced Garde is the right man for Aston Villa.

Speaking to talkSPORT, former Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has reacted to the news that Remi Garde has been appointed Villa head coach, suggesting he is not the right man for the job.

The former goalkeeper said: “With no disrespect to Remi, I don’t think he is the right man at the moment. I think they needed someone to come in who’s used to that situation and survival, and make sure they survive this season in the Premier League. And then bring someone like Garde in [over the summer].”

Garde was named head coach of Villa, taking charge of them as they sit last place in the Premier League table with just one win and four points from 11 games.

A coach who has only had one management job before, Garde performed a solid job at Ligue 1 side Lyon, although he never found himself in a situation where the French club were under the threat of relegation.

Garde has never had to take charge of a side in a relegation battle, and he arrives at Villa in the year when staying in the Premier League is worth more than it ever has been.

Bosnich is not convinced that Garde is the right man for the job, believing that Villa should have hired a coach with experience of relegation battles to replace Tim Sherwood.

The former goalkeeper believes that if that type of manager had been hired, and kept the Midlands side in the top flight, then hiring someone like Garde would have made sense next summer.

That way, the Frenchman would have enjoyed a full pre-season in charge of the club, and could start building a new era at Villa Park without the immediate threat of being relegated.

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