Garde joins Villa after a season long hiatus after he left his previous club Lyon at the end of the 2013/14 season for family reasons.
Just hours later he watched his new club lose 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane and their next game wonÂ’t be any easier as they host Manchester City.
Manchester City are the best team in the Premier League at the moment and this is the hardest game that Garde will set up for this season, but I donÂ’t believe that we should draw too many conclusions about him straight after the final whistle.
My main argument is that one week is nowhere near enough time to solve the problem, or more importantly find some solutions to the problems that Aston Villa have.
Villa current sit rock bottom of the Premier League table after a run of games that have seen them pick up just one point form their last ten matches.
If I was Garde I would first look to the attacking line up that Villa currently possess
Gabby Agbonlahor started the game up front but made only eight touches and two of these were kick offs!
Agbonlahor was replaced at half-time with their summer signing from Blackburn, Rudy Gestede
He was also very unimpressive, the only chances that he did have were headers.
Gestede isnÂ’t a ball playing striker and staring with him up front would show intent to play a very direct, Â‘route oneÂ’ style of play.
Jordan Ayew was very good against Tottenham and I feel like he is the key to Villa staying up
He is still young but he has shown maturity in his performances.
Villa have a young squad and it was clear that Tim Sheerwood saw them as a project which has now unfortunately left them in a rut.
If Garde makes intelligent signings in January, assuming that the funds are made available, then this is when we should pass our judgement as this will give us a better idea of how Garde wants the squad to play and the type players he needs to do so.
Source : DSG