Aston Villa were defeated 3-1 by Sunderland.
Garde took over from his sacked predecessor Tim Sherwood at the beginning of November and started his reign off at the struggling club in pretty impressive fashion, holding Manchester City to a 0-0 draw.
However, Villa have taken just three points from their ensuing eight matches and zero from their last two crunch ties against fellow relegation contenders Norwich City and Sunderland.
Writing on Twitter as his former side crashed to a 3-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light, Collymore feels Garde’s record as boss is a huge worry and hints there is no way back for Villa.
Worrying thing is we have a guy with a 0% win percentage who’s managed nearly 25% of this season’s games already!— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) enero 2, 2016
To be 7 points off the second from bottom team after 19 games is unforgivable. Tom Fox, resign. Now. God help us.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) enero 2, 2016
After falling behind at Sunderland, Villa did manage to claw themselves level with a wonderful effort from winger Carles Gil – the Spaniard acrobatically volleying home.
Yet, Villa’s joy was short-lived as a lack of defensive organisation allowed Jermain Defoe to fire the hosts back in-front with 20 minutes to play before adding his side’s third in stoppage time.
The defeat condemns Villa to their 14th loss of the league season already, with the club now presiding over a 19-game win less run which is an unwanted club record.
Garde’s lack of Premier League managerial experience made the decision questionable, yet what really stands out is the fact he has never been in a similar position as Lyon were predominantly a title challenger.
The lack of fight at Villa Park is quite evident, and there is seemingly nothing they can do in January to change their fortunes as no player of sufficient quality will want to join a club destined for the drop.