Aston Villa to appoint Thierry Henry as coach

Aston Villa to appoint Thierry Henry as coach

Reports indicate that Aston Villa new co-owners have started considering Thierry Henry for the managerial position at the Championship club.

The West Midlands outfit have spent the summer in a financial mess because of their failure to gain promotion to the Premier League, but Villa announced on Friday that businessmen Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens would be bringing in ‘significant investment'.

The duo will also become co-owners in conjunction with Tony Xia and according to the Daily Mail, the Arsenal legend and Belgium assistant has emerged as a candidate to take over from Steve Bruce in the dugout.

Bruce led Villa to the playoff final during the last campaign but after two failed bids at promotion, it seems that the new arrivals on the board are weighing up a change.

Henry has in recent times revealed that he is leaving his punditry role with Sky Sports to fully focus on becoming a manager.

Villa are expected to make a final pronouncement as soon as possible with the new second-tier campaign coming up on the first week in August.

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