Date: 10th October 2016 at 6:48pm
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By Amir Mir

Remi Garde believes his 147 day tenure as Aston Villa manager was a “trap”, but still expressed his desire to return to management in England.

Frenchman Garde joined the Midlands club in November last year by replacing the sacked Tim Sherwood, but left five months later, after a disastrous campaign with the then-Premier League club.

Villa won two out of 20 league games under Garde’s helm, as they were relegated into the second-tier of English football for the first time since 1987.

Former Arsenal midfielder Garde was not given any funds to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window, and players were lambasted for their wretched performances.

But the former Lyon boss was confident that he will return to the dugout once again, but insisted on working in better situations than his previous job.

“I desire to lead again,” Garde told Téléfoot Sunday as quoted by the Birmingham Mail. “I would return to England in better conditions than Aston Villa.

“Yes it looked like a trap, that I was not able to uncover before accepting. I was too excited, it will serve me a lesson.”

The Midlands club are now looking for their third manager since Garde’s departure in March, with Roberto Di Matteo lasting 124 days in the Villa hot seat.

Former Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce is the frontrunner to replace the Italian, with the out-of-work manager confirming on Sunday that he has held talks with Villa chiefs.

In other Aston Villa news, the club’s star man is injured on international duty and is now a doubt for the Wolves clash on Saturday.