Thierry Henry is on a shortlist of managers to replace Steve Bruce at Aston Villa , according to The Daily Mail.
Villa have been struggling with financial uncertainty ever since they failed to win promotion to the Premier League via the play off final, but they received a fresh injection from Egyptian Nassef Sawiris, who has a reported £5billion wealth, and his business partner Wes Edens.
The pair have reportedly bought a 55 per cent stake in the club from Tony Xia and are already set to stamp their authority on the club.
Even though Steve Bruce took Villa to within one game of the top flight, Thierry Henry is being touted as a potential replacement after helping Roberto Martinez take Belgium to the Semi-Finals of the World Cup.
Henry has spoken since about his desire to quit punditry and enter management so it appears there could be more than a hint of truth in the rumours.
Villa fans have been reacting to the news on social media and here’s what they’ve had to say.
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not happy with that. we will be a stepping stone for him and he will need cash and we won’t have it .
— Rich Castleton (@richbham123) July 21, 2018
— Steve Long (@LongClaret) July 21, 2018
Hope he brings his boots…#AVFC
— Peter (@PistolPeat) July 21, 2018
Please God let this be true.
— Son Lyme (@Son_Lyme) July 21, 2018
I really hope this doesn’t happen, I’m not that bothered if Bruce stays or goes, feels like it’s a bit late in the day for it now. But if so, atleast bring in someone who has SOME experience of the champ #avfc
— Paddy McConway (@PaddyMcConway) July 20, 2018
I’d rather have JT than Henry ! He knows the set up at villa done his badges etc a more sensible choice imo
— eric shun (@wattyavfc) July 20, 2018
I’m all for a young manager coming in, who needs an opportunity to showcase his managerial abilities. This is a better option than Bruce. Although, it’s not that I dislike Bruce, he’s just too old school.
— AP (@AP_VILLAN) July 20, 2018
Henry will surely be a terrible mistake
— tommy.gi (@thanosgcool) July 20, 2018
Extremely inexperienced at this level wouldn’t mind him being a coach or assistant
— Ryan Craddock (@RyanCraddock9) July 20, 2018
Lampard good enough for Derby. Gerrard good enough for Rangers but Henry too inexperienced for the Villa job! Bruce has failed to get us promoted…… Twice. It’s time to move on.
— Ashley Fowler (@Superfowler07) July 20, 2018