By Danny Wright
Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to offer support to former manager Remi Garde after he landed himself a new job at MLS side Montreal Impact.
Garde, 51, left the Villains in March 2016 by mutual consent after overseeing a large part of the season that saw them relegated for the first-time in Premier League history.
Since then, the Frenchman has been out of work after seemingly having his reputation tarnished from his nightmare of a spell at Villa Park.
However on Wednesday, MLS franchise Montreal announced on their official Twitter account the return to management of Garde after he penned a three-year deal following the end of the Impact’s season in North America.
— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) November 8, 2017
The Canadian-based outfit finished ninth in the MLS Eastern Conference in the 2017 season that is almost at it’s climax with the conference finals currently underway.
Aston Villa fans are clearly pleased to see Garde finally find a new job after over a year of him being out of work, with many saying that he was simply the right man at the wrong time for them.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Fascinated by Remi Garde hire in MTL. I loved his demeanour, thoughtfulness, intelligence. He came at the wrong time for #AVFC.
— Peter Schaad (@PeteSchaad) November 8, 2017
For what it's worth, think Garde's five months at #AVFC are pretty much irrelevant in the discussion of how well he might do at #IMFC. Bill Shankly wouldn't have been able to help us get out of that situation.
— Tom Nightingale (@tdnightingale) November 8, 2017
Personally wish Remi Garde well, of all the #AVFC managers he was the one I felt for.
— AVFC Transtweet 跨鸣叫 (@AVFCTransTweet) November 8, 2017
— Luke Collins (@Colt_88) November 8, 2017
Best of luck to Remi Garde at his new club, imo he is a good manager but came to us at an unfortunate time #avfc
— Thetruevillain (@Truevillainavfc) November 9, 2017
Remi garde the one the got away. Right man wrong time #AVFC
— Shaun Beasley (@shaunbeasley98) November 9, 2017
I firmly believe in the right situation he is a good manager
— Jimmy Villa (@JamesGarnett2) November 9, 2017
Garde enjoyed a decent three-year spell with Lyon before he was hired by Aston Villa in the wake of Tim Sherwood’s sacking.
The Villains are yet to return to the Premier League and have been through two more permanent managers since Garde’s departure in Roberto Di Matteo and Steve Bruce.
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