Remi Garde is the last man ever to have been the permanent Aston Villa manager to have taken charge of a game in the Premier League for the club. The Frenchman took over in November 2016 with the club at the foot of the table, and that’s where the club stayed for his entire reign until he left the club on the 29th March 2016.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 29, 2016
Garde left the club with a Premier League win ratio of just 10%, having won just two of the 20 games he took charge of in his time. However, it seemed clear as day to everyone apart from the Frenchman that the club was doomed well before he stepped foot there. In his 20 games, he managed just 12 points and will be remembered as one of the least successful managers to ever grace the Premier League.
Since he left Villa, Garde has struggled to get opportunities in management and only took a dive back into it 18 months later when he was appointed head coach at Montreal Impact. However, it’s his Villa days that we’re focusing on, and whilst the fans were absolutely elated when he was sacked after a truly awful tenure, they’re wondering how he was ever appointed in the first place.
You can read the Villains’ verdict on Remi Garde’s sacking here:
@AVFCOfficial NAH ITS LIT
— ً (@Ned_AV) March 29, 2016
— Daytona Dave (@daytona_dave) March 29, 2016
— Stuart Morgan (@stu_m0rgan) March 29, 2016
— Andrew Hammett (@AndySH_85) March 29, 2016
@AVFCOfficial no point in sacking, why appoint him then not let him bring any1 in after shrwood bght in the weakest players I’ve seen @ avfc
— grumpy remainer (@sukhy8) 29 March 2016
@AVFCOfficial can you be surprised. You appointed a manager with no Premier League experience at a time when you were desperate for points
— Elite Bootbag (@elitebootbag) March 29, 2016
— Johan Jacobs (@johanleonjacobs) March 29, 2016
@AVFCOfficial carefully consider next appointment
— Mike M (@MichaelM2511) March 30, 2016
Some of the Villains can’t help but feel sorry for Garde for the car crash he inherited, however, he hardly covered himself in glory with the way he went about things at Villa Park.