Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is being tipped to land a job with the French Football Federation’s national technical directorate.
L’Equipe claim Garde is highly rated by Noel La Graet, president of the FFF, and the powerful executive wants the Villa boss to effectively become their new technical director for France’s footballing operations.
The ex-Lyon boss is portrayed in the article as a solid choice given his success in France and experience of managing abroad with few French coaches around that can boast much recent joy away from Ligue 1.
The Villa boss left his press conference early on Friday after being annoyed by the line of questioning and saw his side crumbled to a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City last weekend.
That result means Villa have won just three of their 21 matches under his stewardship, which includes one against League Two Wycombe in the FA Cup.