Thierry Henry was quite the player but it’s safe to say that his managerial performances haven’t been the best.
Steve Bruce brought Aston Villa within touching distance of the Premier League last season, but they fell at the final hurdle as Fulham secured a 1-0 win in the Championship play-off final.
The Englishman reportedly (as per The Mirror) felt like his job was under threat back in the summer months after learning that both Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris are massive Arsenal fans.
Sadly for Bruce, he was relieved of his managerial duties at Villa Park on the 4th of October 2018 after securing just one win in the club’s last 10 games prior to his departure.
Of course, this finally allowed the Villans to go out and chase down Thierry Henry, 41, but he reportedly (as per Telegraph) rejected Aston Villa’s interest and instead opted to take charge at AS Monaco.
However, that didn’t exactly work out well for him as he was relieved of his duties at the Stade Louis II after just three months in charge. Monaco were second bottom in Ligue 1 with just 15 points to their name from 21 games when he left earlier on this season, so it’s safe to say that Villa being rejected turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
It’s clear to see that Henry has absolutely no idea what he’s doing when it comes to management as he left AS Monaco in a right state, so Villa fans will now feel relieved that Dean Smith is at the helm.
Dean Smith’s appointment has proved to be a masterstroke decision as he’s taken the Villans to the play-offs this season and recently broke the club’s record by leading his team to a 10-game winning streak in the Championship.
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