The Frenchman departed Villa yesterday evening.
The club announced the departure of the Frenchman, by mutual consent, during the England v Holland game yesterday. It has seemingly been coming for some time now after Garde has struggled to turn around the fortunes of his struggling team since being a surprise choice to take over from Tim Sherwood.
One former Villa player has shown his sympathy for Garde this afternoon.
Paul McGrath spent seven years at Villa and is considered a legend at the club.
The former Republic of Ireland international sent this tweet earlier today in which he expressed his feelings about Garde – and pointed the finger of blame squarely at the board and the players at Villa Park:
Best wishes Remi Garde , I don't believe Aston Villas fall had anything to do with you , let down by the board and by the players... #adieu— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) March 30, 2016
The running of the club has certainly been under scrutiny from the fans for some time now and the performance of the players has been inexcusable – regardless of the off-field issues.
This Aston Villa legend simply mirrors the feeling of many others involved with the club – who have sympathy for Garde’s inheritance of a poisoned chalice.