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Remi Garde expected to be named new Aston Villa boss

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Aston Villa's caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald
Aston Villa's caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald insists Aston Villa's revival must start immediately if they want to survive relegation.

The caretaker boss takes the Barclays Premier League's bottom side to Tottenham tonight aiming to avoid a seventh straight defeat.

Villa sacked Tim Sherwood last week and are keen on appointing former Lyon boss Remi Garde as his replacement.

Garde has been employed as a match expert for French broadcaster Canal+, which reported on its Twitter feed last night that he is to become the new Villa manager, adding "Reginald Ray will be one of his assistants."

MacDonald said: "Whoever comes in now has 28 games. It's a 28-game season for us now. It's difficult but it can happen and I am sure it will happen. When the new manager comes in, I am sure he will get his ideas forward to them. Sooner rather than later.

"It may be this week. If not, I am quite happy to wait around and keep the club going."

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