Thierry Henry is set to become the new manager of Aston Villa. The former Arsenal and FC Barcelona forward has been in talks with the club from Birmingham for the past few days and is on the verge of replacing Steve Bruce as manager of the Villans.
New owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have ambitious plans to bring Villa back to the highest football level in England and storm the top four of the Premier League. To match those ambitions, the new billionaire owners want a young and talented manager at the club, with Henry being the leading candidate.
The former French forward has been working as Roberto Martinez’ assistant at the Belgium national team for the past two years and already expressed the desire to manage a team on his own. After Arsene Wenger stepped down at Arsenal, Henry’s name was put forward as a possible candidate to take over in North-London.
But with Unai Emery named as the new boss at the Emirates, Henry had to look elsewhere to take his first steps into management. And now it appears he will receive the chance at Aston Villa. The new owners are unhappy with Steve Bruce and want to replace the veteran manager with Henry, who is not only a young manager but also a big name that can help the club gain popularity outside of England.