Aston Villa legend Paul McGrath doesn't blame Remi Garde for club's rut

Rémi Garde

The Frenchman departed Villa yesterday evening.

Aston Villa finally put an end to the speculation over the future of their manager Remi Garde yesterday.

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:

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.

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