Arsenal legend and Belgium National team Assistant Coach Thierry Henry has reportedly verbally agreed to take over as the new Aston Villa manager.
Steve Bruce currently remains in charge of the Championship outfit, but new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens are understood to be considering a change following last week’s takeover of the financially-stricken club.
The new owners are unconvinced that Bruce is the right man to take them back to the Premier League, and Henry quickly emerged as their number-one choice to take over.
The Daily Star and The Mirror have both splashed back page spreads in recent days saying that the former Arsenal and France legend has agreed to become the new manager.
Today’s back page of the Daily Star considers the Henry appointment to be a done deal if the 40-year-old can get the reassurances he needs from the Villa hierarchy.
Henry has most recently been serving as Belgium‘s assistant manager and helped the Red Devils to their best-ever World Cup finish in Russia this summer.
However, the 40-year-old announced after the tournament that he wanted to forge his own career as a manager.