Aston Villa confirmed on their official website on Monday evening that manager Remi Garde has left the club - and Robbie Fowler believes hiring him in the first place was a terrible idea.
Villa only appointed Frenchman Garde as their new manager back in November following the departure of former boss Tim Sherwood, but nothing has changed for the Premier League's bottom club.
With just three wins this season and only 16 points to their name, Villa are deservedly bottom of the table, and given that they're now 12 points adrift of safety, relegation to the Championship is a case of when, not if.
Villa have already taken steps to launch a full-scale rebuild having seen chief executive Tom Fox and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt leave the club, and Garde has now gone too, less than five months into the job.
Garde's replacement may only be appointed in the summer, but Villa clearly felt that there was nothing to be gained from letting Garde see out the rest of the season - and many have been questioning just why they appointed him in the first place, considering his lack of managerial experience in the Premier League.
Now, former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has taken to Twitter to suggest that Villa made 'the worst decision ever' by appointing Garde back in November.
Fowler also claimed that he can't think of any other Premier League manager to have come in and made as little impact as Garde, who didn't give the Villa players any kind of lift, according to Fowler...
In other news.... Garde now gone, worst decision ever giving him the job, can't think of a manager who's come in and been worse— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) March 29, 2016
a new manager comes in and generally gives everyone a lift , even for a few games...regardless of how bad squad is.. I never saw any lift— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) March 29, 2016
Do you think Garde was the worst decision Villa have ever made?