Garde was named Aston Villa manager at the beginning of this week, and his main task this season is to ensure he keeps the Midlands side in the Premier League.
However, Garde’s best work at former club Lyon came over the long-term, with his youth development and desire to utilise academy players in the first-team forging a new era at the Ligue 1 side.
If given the time to build a new generation at Villa, it could be that Garde produces a new team at Villa Park, filled with a selection of talented youth products.
Villa have a number of talented youngsters in their academy, and many are highly rated, but there is one player better than all the others - Adama Traore.
Traore was signed from Barcelona over the summer transfer window, and the 19-year-old has shown flashes of brilliance in the five appearances he has made.
However, under Garde, Traore could truly grow to reach his potential. The head coach is tactically and technically astute, and a great coach of youth players, and his record at Lyon speaks for itself.
The likes of Nabil Fekir, Alexandre Lacazette and now-Spurs star Clinton N’Jie all progressed under Garde at Lyon, moving from youth products to key first-team players.
They all proved they could make it at the top of the game, and N’Jie has already earned his move to the Premier League - with Lacazette and Fekir expected to make the switch to England before too long.
If Garde can have the same sort of impact upon Traore as he had upon his former players at Lyon, then Aston Villa have a truly top class star on their hands.