MLS outfit Montreal Impact announced that they had appointed former Aston Villa boss Remi Garde as their new manager on Wednesday, and Villa fans were quick to have their say on the news.
— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) November 8, 2017
The Frenchman has been out of work since he was sacked by the Midlands outfit in March 2016, less than five months after taking charge at Villa Park when the club was bottom of the Premier League table.
It proved to be a disastrous spell for the team and the manager with the Villans picking up just three wins in 23 matches in all competitions under the former Arsenal player, and they were relegated from the Premier League for the first time at the end of that campaign.
After failing to bounce back at the first attempt they still find themselves in the Championship, and under Steve Bruce they will be hoping they can return to the top flight this term.
Aston Villa supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the appointment, and while many said they “wish him all the best”, another said “I’d prefer him to be our manager now”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Luke Collins (@Colt_88) 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
Wish him all the best. Don’t turn it into something it isn’t. You’re not Paddy Power.
— dave (@doc3d) November 8, 2017
He was a bad fit for one of the worst Premier League teams of all time, but he was well and truly thrown under the bus by Lerner
— Matt Procter (@RoflProcter) November 8, 2017
I'd prefer him to be our manager rather than that fat clown we have in charge now
— Samuel Peacock (@_peacock_s_15) November 8, 2017
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
— VanCityVilla (@VanCityVilla) November 8, 2017
I wish him the best of luck, decent guy, was betrayed and thrown under the bus by Lerner and Co
— 🎮 George ⚽️ (@RenegadeE115) November 8, 2017