Remi Garde has the backing of his former ward and Tottenham goalie Hugo Lloris to lead Aston Villa out of relegation.
Lloris spent his last season at Lyon under Garde and was instrumental in them finishing fourth in the Ligue 1.
Garde has now taken on the job at Villa Park and has been saddled with lifting the one time European champions from the bottom of the table.
“Yeah, I think so,” Lloris told reporters when asked if Garde could save Villa from relegation. “I know him very well because he was my manager for one year in Lyon.
“He is a great man and a great manager. He did only three years but under him, during my year, I really enjoyed my time.
“It’s only positive about him. Tactically, he’s going to bring his knowledge, and he has proper experience as a player with Arsenal, and I think he really wanted to join the Premier League.
“Aston Villa is a big club and it’s a big opportunity for him, and I’m sure he will show how he’s able to do.”