Garde: I’ll stay at Villa if club give me funds to strengthen

Date published: Wednesday 10th February 2016 11:32

Remi Garde: Manager's side currently bottom of Premier League

Remi Garde has told French radio that he would be willing to stay at Aston Villa next season, but only if he is given the “means to go up”.

Garde has failed to stop the rot at Villa after replacing Tim Sherwood in November. The Villans remain bottom of the Premier League, eight points adrift of safety, and the Frenchman appears resigned to relegation.

However, the 49-year-old says he would be willing to remain at Villa Park beyond the summer, but only if he is given the funds he feels are required to complete the “in-depth work” needed to rebuild the club.

“I’m prepared to stay in this club if there are the (financial) means to go up,” Garde told RMC.

“As everyone knows Aston Villa’s a big club and very prestigious in England. From the outside it remains prestigious – but when you’re on the inside there’s much, much work to be done.

“But if I’m given the means then obviously it’s a project that could interest me.”

When questioned whether he would stay at Villa if the club were relegated, Garde replied: “That would need to be discussed again.

“At the moment we’ll really start preparing for next season at the end of this season, even a little bit before, when we’ll have more certainty. There’s in-depth work to be done at this club.”

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