Remi Garde has already been lined up for his next role, L’Equipe reports.
It is fair to say that his time at Aston Villa has not gone as he would have liked, and the situation looks to only be getting worse as the season draws to a close.
The Frenchman has taken charge of 21 games in all competitions, winning three of them - one of which was an FA Cup reply against Wycombe.
Villa remain bottom of the Premier League table, and performances are as bad as they have been this season.
Garde looks unhappy in his role, and there is a lot of sympathy for the head coach seeing as how poorly the club are being run in the background.
There are doubts about whether he will be in a job next season, either through his own choice to leave, or Villa’s plans to hire a new boss for the Championship.
Still, the L’Equipe report indicates that Garde will be able to leave Villa and walk straight into a new job, with the French FA.
Noel La Graet, president of the FFF, is a keen admirer of Garde, and has lined him up to head the National Technical Directorate, acting as a technical director for the entire country’s footballing operations.