Thierry Henry to be named Aston Villa new manager


Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, is expected to be named the new manager of Aston Villa this week.

Villa, who play in the Championship, could be set to bring back John Terry too in a new-look dream team as Henry’s assistant, the UK Mirror reports.

Henry is in final discussions over the post, to beat off competition from Brendan Rodgers and Rui Faria.

Villa are hopeful of agreeing an easy settlement with the Belgian FA for Henry’s services, as his contract as assistant has an exit clause.

It would be Henry’s first senior management role in his own right, after impressing Villa’s new wealthy owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.

He will replace Steve Bruce, who was sacked after a miserable run of only one win in 10 games.