West Brom first-team coach Gerry Francis shares sympathy for Remi Garde

The Frenchman has left Aston Villa this week.

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.

Garde’s departure is perhaps less shocking than his original appointment.

One current Premier League coach has had his say on the matter and believes Garde was left helpless at Villa – and was never the man for the job in the first place.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ today (30/03/2016) West Bromwich Albion first-team coach Gerry Francis admitted his sympathy for the Frenchman:

“I feel sorry for Remi to be perfectly honest.

“I felt that he didn’t have a lot of help at all.

“No signings in the window, a team that was struggling (and) lacking confidence. Obviously some experienced players but I think they really needed an experienced manager to go in there at that time.”

There is no doubt that Garde’s position at the club already looked in doubt when the club failed to act on the numerous transfer targets he was reported to have wanted in the January transfer window.

Without improvement to the squad the Villa boss had no chance of changing the fortunes of the club and now he is unemployed and Villa, well they are still going down.

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