Aston Villa manager Remi Garde is weighing up his options following a very disappointing transfer deadline day – and could leave the club, according to John Percy of the Daily Telegraph.
Percy reports that whilst Garde won’t leave imminently, the French manager may leave at the end of the current Premier League season, having missed out on five major transfer targets in the January window.
The Villains were the only side in the bottom six of the league not to make at least one signing – with Newcastle United notably strengthening the most having brought in Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend, Henri Saivet and Seydou Doumbia in January.
Garde, according to Percy’s article in the Telegraph, was negotiating a deal for the last of those, Roma striker Doumbia, who has bags of Champions League experience, but failed to pull the deal off.
Other targets included Lovre Kalinic and Mathieu Debuchy – but Garde now cuts a frustrated figure at Villa Park, with his men facing an uphill battle to remain in English football’s top tier come May.