David Ginola has told TalkSPORT programme The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on 21st March, that Aston Villa boss Remi Garde has criticised the attitude of his players at Villa Park.
Garde took over at Villa from Tim Sherwood last year, and he was tasked with saving the Midlands side from relegation.
However, the French boss’s appointment has not had the desired impact - with Villa slipping even further away from safety.
The Claret and Blues are currently 12 points behind Norwich City, who occupy 17th place in the Premier League table, and they have won just three games all season.
Villa will almost certainly be playing Championship football next season, and, according to Ginola, Garde has suggested that the players at the club do not realise what relegation will mean.
“I’ve spoken to Remi many times,” Ginola said. “He said the attitude of the players isn’t bright. He also said that ‘I don’t think I have got the players to understand what keeping Villa in the Premier League means’. They are not ready to fight for the club. The attitude on the pitch isn’t right. I think he gave up.”
Garde’s time at Villa appears to be coming to an end, with The Sun suggesting that he will be sacked very shortly.
Villa have reportedly compiled a three-man shortlist to take over from Garde, with Steve Bruce, Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche at the top of their wishlist (The Sun).