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Remi Garde in charge of Montreal Impact on August 3, 2019
On This Day in 2015 - Remi Garde named new Aston Villa manager
Remi Garde's tenure lasted only 20 Premier League matches.
Nov 2, 08:57
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US tycoon Peter Freund 'ends interest in Aston Villa takeover'
US tycoon Peter Freund reportedly cools his interest in a potential takeover of Aston Villa.
Jun 12, 22:09
Aston Villa CEO Keith Wyness attends a news conference in Beijing, China, July 18, 2016
Report: Keith Wyness to sue Aston Villa for constructive dismissal
Keith Wyness is suing Aston Villa for constructive dismissal after departing the club, according to a report.
Jun 11, 19:15
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia pictured on August 13, 2016
British consortium planning Aston Villa takeover bid?
Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia reportedly considers selling the club to a consortium.
Jun 4, 20:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa finalise sale of club to Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia
Aston Villa announce that the sale of the club to Dr Tony Xia has been completed after receiving approval from the Football League.
Jun 14, 16:59
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Tony Xia 'given green light to take over Aston Villa'
Tony Xia's takeover of Aston Villa reportedly gets the green light.
Jun 13, 21:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Aston Villa takeover on the rocks
The Premier League and Football League will reportedly reject Dr Tony Xia's proposed takeover of Aston Villa.
Jun 1, 09:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
New Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia open to rebranding Villa Park
New Aston Villa owner Tony Xia reveals that he is considering rebranding Villa Park.
May 20, 16:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa confirm sale of club to Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia
Aston Villa confirm the sale of the club to Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia for a reported £60m.
May 18, 18:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa 'agree to sell club to Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia for £60m'
Aston Villa reportedly agree the £60m sale of the club to Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia.
May 18, 18:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chinese consortium 'close in on Aston Villa takeover'
Aston Villa chairman Steve Hollis reportedly flies to China to finalise a takeover of the club.
May 18, 16:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Randy Lerner takes 'full responsibility' for Aston Villa relegation
Randy Lerner admits that ongoing events at Aston Villa are "totally unacceptable" in the wake of the club's inevitable relegation last weekend.
Apr 22, 11:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa-supporting consortium 'lead race to buy club'
A consortium made up of Aston Villa supporters is in pole position to purchase the club from Randy Lerner, a report claims.
Apr 21, 21:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Southampton
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park.
Apr 21, 09:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Bernstein, Lord Mervyn King resign from Aston Villa board
David Bernstein and Mervyn King reportedly resign from the board at Aston Villa following the club's relegation from the Premier League.
Apr 18, 16:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa fan group: 'Remi Garde was hung out to dry by Randy Lerner'
An Aston Villa protest group expresses sympathy for sacked manager Remi Garde after he was "hung out to dry" by the club's owner Randy Lerner.
Mar 30, 20:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Bernstein: 'No short-term Aston Villa fix'
New Aston Villa director David Bernstein says that the club must be cautious of thinking too short-term if they are relegated from the Premier League.
Mar 21, 17:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews Manchester City's home Premier League encounter against bottom-placed Aston Villa.
Mar 3, 15:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sir Doug Ellis: 'Aston Villa certain to go down'
Former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis believes that it is a "certainty" the club will be playing Championship football next season.
Feb 24, 22:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa fans to stage walkout
Aston Villa fans will stage a mass walkout in their next three Premier League home games.
Feb 24, 13:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa 'launch inquest' into poor season
Aston Villa reportedly launch "a full inquest" into the reasons behind the club's fall from grace this season.
Feb 21, 17:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Remi Garde to consider Aston Villa future
A report claims that Aston Villa's failure to bolster the playing squad during the transfer window may force manager Remi Garde to resign.
Feb 1, 22:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stan Collymore hits out at Aston Villa hierarchy
Stan Collymore hits out at Aston Villa officials after the club appear to have failed to sign any new players on transfer deadline day.
Feb 1, 22:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa appoint Steven Hollis as club's new chairman
Aston Villa announce the appointment of Steven Hollis as chairman, replacing Randy Lerner, who remains owner of the club.
Jan 14, 13:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa close to deal for Bordeaux's Lamine Sane
Aston Villa are reportedly close to agreeing the loan capture of Lamine Sane from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
Jan 13, 21:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa to hold 'crisis talks' in New York
Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner reportedly summons senior executives for a crisis meeting in New York.
Jan 10, 23:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Former Aston Villa owner: 'Relegation inevitable'
Former Aston Villa owner Sir Doug Ellis says that the club's relegation to the Championship is "inevitable".
Jan 5, 00:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa to offer £8m for Charlie Austin?
Premier League strugglers Aston Villa will reportedly make an £8m offer for QPR top scorer Charlie Austin in the January window.
Dec 27, 09:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Remi Garde targets Monaco captain Jeremy Toulalan
Aston Villa manager Remi Garde is targeting Monaco captain Jeremy Toulalan after being told that he will have funds to strengthen in January.
Dec 20, 20:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa 'planning for relegation'
Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox admits that the struggling side are planning for life in the Championship next season.
Dec 19, 10:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Remi Garde to be given January funds to bolster Aston Villa squad
Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox says that manager Remi Garde will be given whatever funds he feels that he needs in next month's transfer window.
Dec 17, 10:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paul McGrath: 'Aston Villa heading for League One'
Aston Villa legend Paul McGrath warns that the club is heading for the third tier under the ownership of Randy Lerner.
Dec 15, 23:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
New Aston Villa chairman expected "imminently"
Aston Villa CEO Tom Fox reveals that a replacement for Randy Lerner in the role of chairman will be announced "imminently".
Dec 15, 09:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jamie Carragher: 'Remi Garde has a tough job ahead at Aston Villa'
Jamie Carragher says that Remi Garde "will have to produce one of the best managerial acts in Premier League history" to keep Aston Villa up this season.
Nov 7, 14:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Remi Garde admits "very difficult mission"
Remi Garde admits that he faces a huge task to preserve Aston Villa's Premier League status this season.
Nov 5, 18:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
In Off The Post: The Sam Matterface column
In his latest Sports Mole column, Sam Matterface runs the rule over Randy Lerner, Manchester City and a goal-shy Bafetimbi Gomis.
Nov 3, 10:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner: 'We will not buckle under pressure'
Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner says that the club will not "buckle under pressure and criticism" following the appointment of new boss Remi Garde.
Nov 2, 17:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa announce appointment of Remi Garde as new manager
Aston Villa confirm that Remi Garde has been appointed new boss on three-and-a-half-year deal.
Nov 2, 16:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Aston Villa to appoint Remi Garde as new manager
Aston Villa will announce Frenchman Remi Garde as their new manager on Monday on a three-and-a-half-year deal, according to reports.
Nov 1, 22:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Next Aston Villa manager: Five Remi Garde alternatives
Sports Mole picks out five contenders for the Aston Villa job amid reports that a move for Remi Garde is in doubt.
Oct 27, 12:35

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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

FOOTBALL
· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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