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Thierry Henry “verbally agrees” to become Aston Villa boss

Thierry Henry “verbally agrees” to become Aston Villa boss

Things are starting to look a little better for Aston Villa this summer following the news that they have received new owners.

The Villans have been in financial trouble recently with the fallout from their Championship Play-Off defeat to Fulham and are set to lose a number of their players as they looked to clear the debt and remain in line with the Financial Fair Play rules.

However, with the arrivals of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens as the new multi-billionaire majority shareholders, Steve Bruce’s future looks far from clear at Villa Park.

According to a report in the Daily Star, Thierry Henry is thought to have “verbally agreed” to take control of the Villans as he looks to make his mark in management.

The Arsenal legend, who quit his role on Sky Sports as a pundit last week, helped guide Belgium to a third-place finish at this summer’s World Cup and is now thought to be ready to go it alone.

A deal, however, is not thought to be in place just yet, as they new majority shareholders will need to work on axing Bruce, as well as agreeing to a contract and transfer budgets with Henry.

The Verdict:

Things have happened very quickly for Aston Villa this past week, however, it looks as though they could be about to get back down to focusing on their football.

Henry is obviously unproven as a manager, however, with the knowledge he would have received from Roberto Martinez when together at the World Cup, he will be hopeful of making a huge impact.

Villa are a huge club and with players still expected to start, it remains to be seen if it would be too-big-a-job for the Frenchman to take as he ventures into the world of management.

Aston Villa fans – thoughts?

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