According to the Daily Mirror, Remi Garde has made it clear to Aston Villa’s board that he sees no future for himself at the club.
Garde is said to be on the verge of the sack at Villa, but at the moment the two parties are in stalemate.
The French boss and the Claret and Blues’ board have reportedly not been able to agree a compensation package.
Garde apparently does not see his long term future at Villa Park, but he also does not want to walk away, which would waiver his right to receive any compensation.
Villa’s board, meanwhile, are said to be loathed to pay out £2 million to buy out Garde’s contract.
Discussions are still on going between the two parties, but no agreeable conclusion has been made yet.
As a result, Garde has continued to take Villa training for the past week, but he has returned to France over the Easter period.
Garde is expected to be back in England on Tuesday, when Villa’s hierarchy will apparently sit down for further talks.
Villa are currently stuck at the bottom of the Premier League table, 12 points adrift of safety.