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Published: 14:17 | 12/1/16

Garde relaxed about club meeting


Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has spoken to senior officials about his plans for the January transfer window as he looks to guide the club out of the relegation zone.

Villa are without a win in the Premier League since the opening weekend of the season and are currently rooted to the bottom of the table, 11 points from safety.

Fans voiced their frustration as the club were held to a 1-1 draw by League Two Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, while senior officials are due to meet owner Randy Lerner to discuss the ongoing problems.

is relaxed about senior officials meeting with club over

"I knew about the meeting in New York. It was arranged a week before," said Garde. "They know exactly what I wish. They know the way I would like to change. They know the situation of the team.

"I knew it would be difficult but I love the club. I am very honest. To buy a player you have to work very hard. That's what I am trying to do."

Garde has asked the board to make a statement after facing numerous questions he has been unable to answer and Lerner is expected to break his silence on Monday.

"This is something I asked from them a fortnight ago, or something like that. Not to take the pressure off me - if I didn't want the pressure I wouldn't have this job," he stated.

"It's more because I'm facing you (the media) every week but actually I know Villa from inside for only 10 weeks now.

"At some point I cannot explain and I am not in the position to judge what happened before and whether it was right or wrong because I wasn't here.

"At some point it is important that the Aston Villa voice is not only mine.

"This is not to avoid my responsibilities at all. I will do it as long as I am in this position at this club."

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