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Aston Villa in advanced discussions with Thierry Henry

Aston Villa in advanced discussions with Thierry Henry

Aston Villa are thought to be moving quickly to replace Steve Bruce as manager after sacking him early last week.

The Villans are keen to bring in a successor once the international break is over, as they will return to action with a home test against Swansea City in just under a fortnight’s time.

And, according to a report by The Telegraph, it appears they have already held talks with one potential successor.

The newspaper claims Thierry Henry is the Villa Park outfit’s preferred choice to take the reigns and are already thought to have held a number of positive discussions with the Arsenal legend.

The former France international, who currently works with the Belgium national side, has admitted he would like to get his feet into management after a successful taste of it during the World Cup.

It is also understood that should he arrive as the new boss, he will likely bring John Terry to the club with him as his assistant.

The Verdict:

Aston Villa appear to be moving swiftly with their search for a new manager and it would be great if they can have him in place before the Swansea test.

It should come as no real surprise that Henry is heavily favoured for the role at Villa Park, as he was immediately linked with the role when he left his job with Sky Sports.

The Frenchman has experienced coaching at the international level at the World’s biggest tournament, although he does not have any experience in the lead role, which could be a drawback.

Aston Villa fans – thoughts?

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