Aston Villa overhaul begins with sorry manager facing the sack

Remi Garde will this week be relieved of his duties as Aston Villa manager, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Frenchman looks to have been unable to stave off relegation at Villa Park since being appointed as Tim Sherwood’s successor in November.

As preparations for life in the Championship begin in earnest at Villa Park, a major overhaul of the infrastructure is due to be undertaken.

Chief executive Tom Fox and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt have already been axed as part of a huge cull for the fallen Midlands giants.

Garde will reportedly be sacked this week after the club suffered a sixth loss in a row to Swansea yesterday, leaving them rooted to the bottom of the table.

Frustrations are believed to have boiled over during the January transfer market, with the club unwilling to back the former Lyon coach financially to aid their cause.

Kevin MacDonald is due to takeover for the rest of the season, while former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson as an early favourite.