Remi Garde comments on past Newcastle approach

RĂ©mi Garde

Remi Garde is in charge of Aston Villa at the moment.

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has revealed to The Times that he was approached by Newcastle United in the past.

Garde, who took charge of Villa in November of last year following the dismissal of Tim Sherwood, has also stated that he does not have any regrets over rejecting Newcastle’s advances.

“You know, the opportunity to manage in the Premier League is not very easy,” the Frenchman told The Times. “I previously had one opportunity [Newcastle].

“I didn’t take it, for many reasons, but this seemed the right one when I chose it. And I’ve no regrets.”

Both Villa and Newcastle are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment, and there is a chance that they will go down to the Championship at the end of the season.

While Villa are currently at the foot of the table with just 16 points from 27 matches, the Magpies are third from bottom in the standings with 24 points from 26 games.

Garde is doing the best he can at the Villans, but with the squad that he has at his disposal, there is little more that he can do.

Although Villa have some good players, the squad is not good enough for the Premier League.

The Villans, who lost to Stoke City away from home at the Britannia Stadium in the league on Saturday afternoon, will take on Everton at Villa Park on Tuesday evening.

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