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Report: Montreal Impact to hire Remi Garde

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Aston Villa manager Remi Garde reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Aston Villa at The Stadium of Light on January 02, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

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Following rumors that a pair of ex-Premier League coaches were in the running to take the reins of the Montreal Impact, a third has been chosen.

Remi Garde, who notably got less than a season at Aston Villa, is set or the job according to Tony Marinaro of TSN 690 in Montreal.

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Walter Mazzarri (Watford) and Francesco Guidolin (Swansea City) were mentioned in a Tuesday report.

Garde, 51, led Lyon for three seasons before that, winning the French Cup in 2012. He won 84 of 166 matches in charge, drawing another 37.

Montreal fired Mauro Biello after the Impact lost nine of their last 10 matches and missed the playoffs, a season after the coach led the club into the Eastern Conference Finals.

The club has MVP candidate Ignacio Piatti and Swiss star Blerim Dzemaili under contract, and they proved a potent duo.

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