By Editor Wayne Veysey
Remi Garde has agreed to become the new Aston Villa manager, Football Insider sources understand.
The Frenchman will sign a three-and-a-half year deal to become the club’s third manager in a year.
Football Insider revealed last Sunday that Villa were in talks with the former Lyon manager, who is on a sabbatical after leaving the French club in 2014 following three years at the helm.
Garde has now thrashed out a deal and will be appointed as the successor to Tim Sherwood, who was sacked as manager by Villa a week ago.
He was dismissed after Villa crashed to their eighth defeat from ten League games against Swansea eight days ago and Sherwood’s reign was over just five months after he steered them to relegation safety and the FA Cup final.
He is not expected to be in place for Villa’s Premier League match against Tottenham tomorrow, which is expected to be overseen by caretaker Kevin Macdonald.