Aston Villa are one of the founder members of Premier League and have been in the top-flight since its inception in 1992 but are facing relegation from the Premier League having earnt only one win and six points from their opening 16 games.
They lie bottom of the Premier League, and in danger of being cut adrift. New manager Remi Garde has earnt just two points from his five games in charge of the Villa Park side but has been promised backing in the upcoming transfer window.
Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox has met with Garde and promised that he will be backed by the club in the January transfer window as Villa look to avoid the drop. Fox says that if the manager feels he needs a certain player to help the club in their current situation, he has the chairman’s ear and support.
Fox stating that he doesn’t have an opinion on whether Villa need to spend again having already brought in 13 new players in the summer. Fox says it his job to assist Garde in bringing in any players he wants.
The focus for the Aston Villa manager and his players is the next three games over the Christmas period. Once they have got through those games they can start thinking about any business they may need to do in January.
Fox also made it clear that Remi Garde will have the final say on any transfers Villa do make. The most important thing for Aston Villa is that the manager is 100% happy with the squad he has come the close of the window at the end of January.
The situation he finds himself in at Aston Villa is a new one for Remi Garde. This is only his second managerial job having previously been in charge of Lyon in France. His time in charge of Lyon was spent at the top end of the division. Challenging for titles and winning cups.
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