As you’ll probably know by now, Aston Villa dispensed with the services of manager Tim Sherwood this morning, following a miserable run of form.
The Villains lost 2-1 at home to Swansea City yesterday, seven days after a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, and it seems the hierarchy at Villa Park had seen enough, sacking the former Tottenham boss after just eight months in charge.
Attention quickly turned to who could replace him, with Real Sociedad manager David Moyes quickly installed as the early favourite with some bookmakers.
But reports quickly emerged on Sunday afternoon suggesting it was an unlikely name in the frame to take over, with former Arsenal man Remi Garde said to already be in advanced talks.
Expect the betting on Remi Garde becoming Villa's next manager to be suspended soon. (w. apologies for the typo in earlier tweet)
— Philippe Auclair (@PhilippeAuclair) October 25, 2015
Garde has been out of work since leaving Lyon – his only managerial position – in 2014, and is a surprise frontrunner.
Garde has been strongly linked with a move to the English Premier League in the past, with Newcastle said to be interested in his services when Alan Pardew left midway through last season.