Photo: The image that sums up Remi Garde's Aston Villa tenure as the sack looms

Carlo Ancelotti with Remi Garde

Aston Villa lost 1-0 at Swansea City this weekend.

Aston Villa took on Swansea City yesterday and their poor season in the Premier League continued in a 1-0 defeat.

Brad Guzan came and flapped at a cross, from which Federico Fernandez poked home to give Swansea the winner.

Villa again looked poor in an uninspiring game at the Liberty Stadium which deserved nothing more than the end result for Villa.

Now it is being reported that this might have been the final game of the Remi Garde reign.

The Frenchman, according to The Guardian among others, is set to be sacked before Tuesday - after winning just two of his 20 Premier League games since taking over from Tim Sherwood.

They say that a picture says a thousand words and never truer than in this fixture.

This pic sums up the mood at Villa during Garde's reign. Desperate, saddening and hard to look at - the Villa coaching staff's helpless expressions tell the story as a cross-armed Garde watches on baffled at how to get anything remotely positive out of Villa's desperately under-performing players.

The best way? Wipe the slate clean and start again - which means bye bye Garde.

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