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Aston Villa close to finding new boss?

It's almost a done deal, according to Canal+.

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Aston Villa have certainly took the initiative in their search for a new manager and no less than eight days after sacking Tim Sherwood, they are seemingly set to confirm the signing of Remi Garde as their new manager according to Canal+.

Remi Garde is clearly the only man for Aston Villa as Randy Lerner and Tom Fox continue their dogged pursuit of the former Lyon head honcho with negotiations set to conclude tomorrow (Monday) morning. A huge stumbling block to appointing Garde seemed to be focused around the team that Garde would lead at Villa Park - with Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas refusing to allow Aston Villa to approach Garde's backroom of Réginald Ray, Gérald Baticle and Bruno Génésio. Remi, clearly a fan of his old setup in Lyon was reluctant to sign with Aston Villa until assurances about his coaching staff were met by the Aston Villa board. With this news of negotiations drawing to a close, it's almost certain that Garde's demands were accepted or that a satisfactory compromise was made.

With the appointment set to be announced tomorrow, it's likely Remi Garde will have nothing to do with tomorrow's game against Tottenham Hotspur, but he may oversee the match in a similar style to Tim Sherwood who cast his eye upon Villa's FA Cup clash with Leicester City. One thing is clear though, Remi Garde is looking more and more likely to be Villa's manager going forward.

Will Remi be able to transform les miserables into les grands? Let us know in the comments section below!