Former Lyon manager Remi Garde has emerged in pole position for the recently vacated managerial position at Aston Villa following Tim Sherwood’s departure which was made official by the club this morning, according to our colleagues at Canal +.
Remi Garde has been out of work since his time at OL, which ended at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign.
Garde held talks with Newcastle upon the departure of Alan Pardew last season and was interested in taking the job from Carver in the summer, but the Magpies opted for Steve McClaren instead.
If you are questioning the legitimacy of these claims, then we would strongly advise you to reconsider: Garde works for Canal + himself as a pundit from time to time.
Football News is in the process of gathering its own information on these claims, which have in recent minutes been supported by France Football journalist Philippe Auclair who expects betting on Garde becoming the next Villa manager to be suspended soon.
More on this breaking news story to follow.