Aston Villa face tug-of-war with AS Monaco for Thierry Henry, Terry now becomes odds on favourite.

The likelihood of Thierry Henry becoming the next Aston Villa manager is now zero according to Sky Sports.

What’s the story?

The saga continues. It has been well reported in recent days that Thierry Henry was set to take up the vacant Villa job, with John Terry at his side, but The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday that AS Monaco have decided that current manager Jardim’s time is up and that the Arsenal legend heads up a shortlist of candidates.

History is on Monaco’s side here, as Henry made 105 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit between 1994-1999 before his move to the Gunners. The former striker was also the special guest of Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev for their Champions League loss to Atletico Madrid in September and he is reportedly keen to bring the 41-year-old to the Stade Louis II on a permanent basis.

Sky Sports reports that amidst this interest from Monaco, Henry is now no longer under consideration to succeed Steve Bruce.

A bad idea for Villa to take on Terry without Henry

In light of this interest from Monaco, if Villa aren’t to get their main man in Henry, Terry shouldn’t be brought in as number one instead.

The Chelsea legend was subject to an offer from Russian side Spartak Moscow in early September that, had he accepted, would have seen him lace his boots up again having left Villa Park at the end of last season.

Now he has confirmed his retirement he looks on course to begin his managerial career, but he is still inexperienced and the Midlands club should only consider appointing him if he is working as a No.2 alongside someone with a little more management know-how.