Manager #29

Games Managed:

From:

To:

Win Rate:

Points per Game:

Seasons:

23

2015-16

2015-16

13%

0.7

1

Rémi Garde

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

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To

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Rémi Garde

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Seasons

2015-16

Age*

49

Division

PL

Position

20th

Games

23
23

Won

3
3

Drew

7
7

Lost

13
13

Win %

13%
13%

Lost %

57%
57%

Unbeaten %

43%
43%

Goals For

15
15

Goals Vs.

43
43

Goal diff

-28
-28

Goals / game

0.65
0.65

Conc / game

1.87
1.87

Clean sheets

21.74%
21.74%

Points / game

0.7
0.7

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

Rémi Garde

Full Name

Rémi Garde

Birth Date

3 April 1966

Birth Place

L'Arbresle

Birth Country

France

Arrival

From

Unattached

Aged

49

In

November 2015

Replaced

Tim Sherwood, Kevin MacDonald (caretaker)

Departure

Terminated by Mutual Consent

Aged

50

In

March 2016

Replaced by

Eric Black (caretaker), Roberto Di Matteo

Key Players

2014-21 Jack Grealish |

Game from

#5360

Game to

#5382

First Game

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Premier League

Manchester City

Villa Park

Drew

0-0

Supported by

Eric Black

Final Game

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Premier League

Swansea City

Liberty Stadium

Lost

0-1

Served under

2015-16 Chairman, Randolph Lerner | Chief Executive, Tom Fox |

Honours

Managed the Villa

Runners Up

None

Previous Clubs Managed

2011-14 Olympique Lyonnais |

Playing Career

Midfielder

1987-93 Olympique Lyonnais |
1993-96 RC Strasbourg Alsace |
1996-99 Arsenal |

Villa Career

Games

23

Win Rate

13%

Loss Rate

43%

Unbeaten Rate

57%

Points per game

0.7

Subsequent Clubs

2017-19 Montreal Impact |

League finishes

2015-16 | 20th Premier League | Relegated | (Part Season) |

FA Cup finishes

2015-16 | 4th Round |

League Cup finishes

n/a

European finishes

n/a

Rémi Garde

Manager #29 for Aston Villa. Rémi Garde had the unenviable job of picking up the worst ever Villa squad constructed by CEO Tom Fox, sporting director Hendrik Almstadt and head of scouting and recruitment Paddy Riley, and to a lesser extent his predecessor Tim Sherwood with Villa already well on course for relegation.

Predictably Garde couldn’t turn around Villa’s fortunes and the inevitable relegation, five seasons in the making, was already all but guaranteed by the time Garde left his post after 23 games.

Garde delivered a win rate of 13% to become statistically Villa’s worst ever manager.

There is in truth little else to say about Garde’s horrific spell in charge of the club however some felt for him as having been placed into an impossible position not of his own making by the incompetence of the Villa hierarchy.

It is fair to say however that the players did not see him as such an innocent victim in Villa’s abject relegation season as Gabby Agbonlahor recalled:

“Some of the French players were asking ‘what’s this guy [Garde] like?”

“They were like ‘wow, you’re not going to like this guy, Gabby’. I remember asking the chief executive, after he’d sacked Sherwood, can you give it Kevin McDonald, who was the reserve team manager at the time. He was well liked by the players and was well respected having done a good job when he had come in, in previous years.”

“It was like ‘no, we’ve got a great guy, the chairman has spoken to him’.”

“Aston Villa thought bringing in a French manager would get the best out of the French players but even they didn’t really warm to him and, from the first day he came in to the day we left, there was a negative atmosphere around the training ground.”

Villa’s first relegation in 29 years - which followed a roll call of abject managerial failures from Gérard Houllier, through Alex McLeish, Paul Lambert and Tim Sherwood, ended with Rémi Garde - was as inevitable as it was damaging.

Owner Randolph Lerner’s legacy was one of incompetence, mismanagement and disaster and only a root and branch overhaul of every aspect of the club would prevent it plummeting down the divisions such were the problems infecting the famous Aston Villa. Bright Future, Proud History looked a cruel joke.