Remi Garde has admitted there are deep-rooted problems behind Aston Villa's current malaise. The Midlands club currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League table and Garde has confessed there is no quick fix to Villa's woes.
The 49-year-old Frenchman assumed the reins at Villa Park in November 2015, but thinks there are long-standing problems hindering his efforts to securing Premier League survival.
"My success is not here at the moment but in only two months it is difficult to solve a problem which has been accumulated for many years," the Aston Villa boss said, according to Sky Sports. "This is not an excuse. It's just what I see now. I am trying to do all I can with my experience and my network to change this.
"I don't want to spend too much energy on what should have happened. I was not brought in to judge what happened before. I am here to solve this problem which the club has had for quite a long time.
"Four years ago it was not the players who came in the summer who created the problem. I am not sure the players who came are the only problem in this club."
Despite this, Garde remains committed to the job and is optimistic about the future at Aston Villa. "I'll be the last man in the football club or the city to believe we can win the next game and stay in the Premier League. This is the way I'm working," he explained.
Aston Villa have not won in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and are currently 11 points from safety.