Thierry Henry keen on replacing Bruce at Aston Villa

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is keen on replacing Steve Bruce at Aston Villa, The Mirror reports.

What’s the word?

Aston Villa are in the market for a new manager after relieving Steve Bruce of his duties yesterday on the back of a woeful run of form that saw the promotion hopefuls win just one of their last ten matches in all competitions.

A number of names have already been touted to take charge at Villa Park, one of which is that of Arsenal’s all-time top-scorer Thierry Henry, and The Mirror reports the former striker is keen on taking charge over the Championship side.

Currently an assistant to Roberto Martinez with Belgium’s national side, helping in the nation’s World Cup in Russia, Henry is keen on becoming a manager in his own right and wants to take the first step in that journey with Villa.

The right appointment?

With Villa already struggling for form and hovering at the wrong end of the Championship standings, the concern with Henry is his lack of management experience and whether he could immediately get the club back on track.

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Eyes may be cast to Frank Lampard’s performance at Derby County and Steven Gerrard’s impressive start with Rangers but both had months to prepare for the new season, handing them the ability to restructure the squad and playing style in a way they saw fit.

That said, he would still be a great coup for Villa and his appointment would the best news for a young striker like Tammy Abraham, who Henry could teach everything he knows.

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