Aston Villa appoint Rémi Garde as new manager

Aston Villa announce former Lyon coach Remi Garde as their new Manager.

The former Arsenal player will replace Tim Sherwood who was sacked after a poor start to the 2015/2016 Premier League season.

Rémi enjoyed a successful three-year period as manager of Ligue 1 side Lyon where he led the club to the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions as well as the quarter-finals of the Europa League, successfully implementing his own brand of highly entertaining football in the process. 

He is also renowned for developing young talent and the Club is thrilled to have secured his services. 

Tom Fox, Aston Villa Chief Executive, said: "For the past year we have been working purposefully to transform the Club in order to build a successful organisation that can compete and succeed in the Premier League. 

"Finding a manager who shares and believes our vision and has the ability to bring it to life through performances on the pitch is essential. We are confident that Rémi is the manager who can deliver the best from the current squad and help set the club up for future success". 

Rémi Garde said: "It is an unbelievable honour to be the manager of such an illustrious football club.
"I've had extremely positive meetings with both the owner, Randy Lerner, and Chief Executive Tom Fox. They have ambitious plans for the Club and I'm excited that they have turned to me to help them realise them. 

"Obviously we have a difficult task in front of us but I'm looking forward to the challenge with the support of everyone who loves Aston Villa."

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