Thierry Henry reacts angrily after hearing Aston Villa chairman’s comments on Remi Garde’s future

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Remi Garde looks set to leave Aston Villa at the end of the season.

Thierry Henry has launched a defence of Aston Villa manager Remi Garde on Sky Sports Now, which was broadcast on 18th March.

The French boss took over at Villa from Tim Sherwood back in October, but he has not made the desired impact at the Midlands club.

Garde has led Villa to just two victories, and chairman Steve Hollis suggested this morning that 49-year-old may not keep his job for next season (Express and Star).

Villa look likely to spend next campaign playing Championship football, as they are currently nine points adrift of safety, but Henry doesn’t feel that Garde has been given a fair crack of the whip.

The Arsenal legend suggests that Garde should have at least a season to put his own squad together - as he has not been able to make one signing so far.

“I remember when they employed Remi Garde, I said I hope they’ll have a plan with it,” Henry said. “He arrived there and that’s not his team. We all knew it was going to be an impossible job.

“If you’re not willing to give him anther season to give him a chance to bring in his players then you should have kept Tim Sherwood. What’s the point of bringing Remi Garde, if you don’t give him a chance to have his team, with his players for a season? If not Sherwood could have stayed.”

Garde was unable to bring in one player during the January transfer window, despite requesting that the club made signings.

The French boss was reportedly considering his own future after that (Daily Mail), but it seems that his mind could be made up for him.

If Garde does leave Villa he could be set to move back to Lyon, after rumours of a return emerged earlier this week (Express and Star).

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