Ian Holloway questions strange Villa appointment, levels accusation at Remi Garde

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The pundit has been discussing Aston Villa after their 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.

Ian Holloway has accused Remi Garde of not doing his homework before taking over at Aston Villa, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, the pundit believes the Frenchman was a 'strange' appointment in the first place at Villa Park.

And he feels Garde's comments after the club failed to sign anyone in January also showed a lack of awareness.

Owner Randy Lerner has openly admitted to trying to sell Aston Villa for some years but Holloway thinks Garde appeared oblivious to that fact.

Holloway told Sky Sports News on Monday morning: "It was a strange appointment in the first place. He clearly hadn’t done his homework with his comments on the transfer window, the guy’s been trying to sell the club for years."

Few could blame Garde for walking away from Villa - either now or at the end of the season. Does the Frenchman really need a struggle in the Championship next season?

At the same time, however, the Villa boss has emphasised the responsibility he has, while he did take the job after all.

Whether Garde did his research or not is something we may never know. Holloway's claim, though, makes sense in many ways.

Next up for Aston Villa is a trip to Stoke City in the Premier League.

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