Aston Villa news: Thierry Henry set for manager job with John Terry No2, but will he play?


THIERRY HENRY is poised to become Aston Villa manager with the club ready to offer him the job.

The Arsenal legend has interviewed for the role following Steve Bruce’s dismissal this week.

And the Belgium coach is set to take John Terry back to Villa Park with him.

Chelsea’s former defender spent last season in Villa’s backline and nearly helped them clinch promotion back to the Premier League.

Terry’s last game remains the play-off final defeat to Fulham back in May.

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Thierry Henry and John Terry are set to team up together at Aston Villa
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“Terry could yet join Henry at Villa as his assistant but register to play too”

And it is unclear yet as to whether the ex-England captain will now announce his retirement.

Terry could yet join Henry at Villa as his assistant but register to play too.

However, the Daily Mail say it is not known at this stage whether Terry will be back in a Villa shirt, although he is expected to at least line up alongside Henry in the dugout.

Landing both Henry and Terry as a duo to lead the team forward is said to be a dream for Villa’s hierarchy.

They have apparently been told promotion is expected sooner rather than later.

Villa sit 15th in the Championship table after 12 games, having won just three games all season.

But they are still only three points off the play-off spots.

Villa’s next game is after the international break on October 20 at home to Swansea, and Henry and Terry should be at the club by then.

Starsport revealed this weekend how Celtic boss and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could have been tempted by Villa if they made him their No.1 pick to replace Bruce.

However, it seems club chiefs have gone in a different direction and lined up the Premier League legends instead.

Neither Henry or Terry have any experience of management, though.


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