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Garde set to watch from stands as Villa visit Spurs

Remi Garde will watch Aston Villa at Tottenham ahead of his expected appointment.

Reports by Press Association Sport say the 49-year-old could take over at Villa on Monday, with the club bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

He will watch Villa at White Hart Lane on Monday evening even if his role has not been rubber-stamped by the club before kick-off.

Remi Garde is set to be named Aston Villa manager Credit: PA

Villa targeted Garde to replace Tim Sherwood after they sacked the former Tottenham boss in October, just eight months into a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald will still take the side for their game against Spurs, with Garde's first match in charge set to be Sunday's visit of leaders Manchester City.

Reports: Aston Villa expected to appoint Remi Garde

Remi Garde is expected to be appointed as the new Villa manager Credit: PA

Ex-Lyon manmager Remi Garde will attend Aston Villa's match at Tottenham tonight and could be confirmed as the club's new manager later today, according to reports.

The 49-year old is expected to be present at the match in North London even if discussions over his appointment have not been completed.

  1. Anglia

Northampton councillors meet to decide the next move in Cobblers saga

Sixfields Stadium in Northampton Credit: PA

Councillors in Northampton will meet today to discuss the next move in the ongoing financial saga at the town's football club.

The authority lent the Cobblers more than £10m for a new stand at Sixfields but the club defaulted. Today they will meet to discuss how to get the money back.

A prospective new chairman has been found but - Kelvin Thomas says it is too early to say whether the financial issues surrounding the club can be resolved.

The Cobblers are in deep financial trouble and owe money to HMRC as well as the borough council.


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