Report: Aston Villa could make Eric Black interim manager once Garde leaves

Aston Villa are reportedly lining up Eric Black to take interim charge once Remi Garde's departure has been confirmed.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa want Eric Black to take interim charge of the club when Remi Garde does leave, but Black will be let go at the end of the season.

Garde, who was appointed Villa boss back in November, has only managed two league wins in charge of the club, and hasn't been able to save the club from relegation.

Currently 12 points adrift of safety with just seven games to play, Villa's relegation to the Championship is all but confirmed, and Frenchman Garde's future is now in question.

The Birmingham Mail report that Garde is set to return to Villa for more talks about his future today, with the 49-year-old expected to leave the club before Villa's next game against Chelsea.

It's stated in the report that Villa will move to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season, and whilst Kevin MacDonald took charge after Tim Sherwood was sacked in October, the Scot - who currently works as Villa's academy chief - seemingly won't be approached this time around.

Instead, the report suggest that Villa's first team coach Eric Black will instead be asked to take charge, even though he will be allowed to leave the club this summer having been specifically brought in by the seemingly exit-bound Garde.

It seems that there will be a full-scale overhaul at Villa Park, with Tom Fox and Hendrik Almstadt already gone, and Garde - with Black possibly following him - also leaving, if reports are to be believed.

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