Report suggests Remi Garde will quit Aston Villa unless he's given funds

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Aston Villa failed to make one signing during the January transfer window.

According to a report in The Sun, Remi Garde has told Aston Villa’s board that he will not stay at the club, unless he can make his own additions in the summer.

Garde was promised money to spend by Villa when he took over, but the club failed to even make one signing in the January transfer window.

The 49-year-old boss was reportedly angered by Villa’s failure in the transfer market, and he has now threatened to walk away, unless he is given more freedom in the summer.

“I’m prepared to stay in this club if there are the (financial) means to go up,” Garde said.

“As everyone knows Aston Villa’s a big club and very prestigious in England. From the outside it remains prestigious - but when you’re on the inside there’s much, much work to be done.

“But if I’m given the means then obviously it’s a project that could interest me.”

Garde apparently wants to create a high-pressing style at Villa Park, but feels that he currently doesn’t have the players at his disposal to play with his preferred tactic.

If things don’t change, The Sun claim that the French boss would rather walk away without receiving a compensation package, than risk damaging his reputation any further.

Garde also was uncommittal when asked whether he would stick with the Claret and Blues, if they were relegated this season.

“That would need to be discussed again,” he said.

“At the moment we’ll really start preparing for next season at the end of this season, even a little bit before, when we’ll have more certainty. There’s in-depth work to be done at this club.”

As things stand, Villa are the favourites for the drop, after experiencing a disastrous campaign so far.

The Midlands club are eight points adrift of safety, and they have won just three of their first 25 Premier League matches.

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