With just seven games of the season left to play and Villa on the brink of their maiden Premier League relegation, ex-Villains boss Remi Garde decided to leave the club last night by ‘mutual consent’ according to the club’s official website.
The news broke during England’s 2-1 defeat to Holland and as always, Twitter was the first to offer out its views on a development that many had seen as a long time coming.
1) Regardless of your views on Remi Garde and whether he was given fair treatment by the Villa board during his curtailed Villa reign, this tweet from Paddy Power summed up his tenure at the club perfectly.
Summary of Remi Garde’s time at Aston Villa… pic.twitter.com/eI7R3SIHkh
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 29 March 2016
2) This tweet from ‘BBC Sporf’ also did a rather apt job of summing up Garde’s reign in a single tweet.
SUMMARY: Remi Garde’s attempt at trying to turn Aston Villa’s season around.pic.twitter.com/5O8nWF8Pbv
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) 29 March 2016
3) But some were rather indifferent to the news. Understandable in some respects when you consider the minimal impact our club has had on the English top flight this season.
When you hear Remi Garde has left Aston Villa pic.twitter.com/3uKAGNZWhk
— Football Tips (@footballtips) 30 March 2016
4) And Garde’s record during his 5 month stint at the club makes for very grim reading indeed.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) 29 March 2016
5) But many were sympathetic towards Villa’s former French boss including our own Twitter account among others.
From our point of view, Garde has been shafted big time by the club. Given the worst squad in the league and not a penny to improve it.
— Villa Till I Die (@avfc_tillidie) 30 March 2016
Cheerio Remi Garde, you were never given a chance to build or shape your own team. I don’t blame you for our poor season.
— Villamatt (@villamatt39) 29 March 2016
Remi Garde leaves #avfc by mutual consent. After the way he was shafted in January, mutual contempt would arguably be more fitting
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) 29 March 2016
6) Whilst many believed it was the right decision.
Bye, Remi Garde. Yes, you somewhat had your hands tied but have underachieved too. Other experienced PL managers would’ve done better. #AVFC
— Crippy Cooke (@Crippy4Villa) 29 March 2016
Cringeworthy how many people are going on like Garde wasn’t absolutely atrocious at Villa. Awful, boring, lifeless Manager. Good riddance.
— Harvey Specter (@UGotLittUp) 30 March 2016