Thierry Henry and John Terry set to take over at Aston Villa
Aston Villa's new management team looks set to be taking shape.
Thierry Henry and John Terry are set to take over at Aston Villa, with the Frenchman as head coach and Terry as his assistant manager. According to football reporter Dominic King, the pair will be offered the roles over the coming days.
The two are set to take over from former manager Steve Bruce. The former Birmingham City manager was relieved of his duties by the Villa board after a disappointing run of form which has the seen the club languishing in 15th place in the Championship.
Henry, who is currently assistant manager to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, was close to taking over as manager of Ligue 1 club Bordeaux prior to the start of the season, before deciding against the move.
Terry meanwhile was close to a move to Russian top flight side Spartak Moscow, before citing family as one of the reasons behind his decision to turn down the move.
According to reports, both men interviewed for the role, with the Villa hierarchy deciding that Henry's experience was enough to warrant his appointment as manager.
The likely appointment brings an end to months of speculation linking Henry with the Aston Villa job, with previous reports suggesting that a verbal agreement had been made before the board chose to stick with Bruce.
Breaking: Thierry Henry and John Terry set to be managerial double act at Villa (Terry as No2). More on @MailSport by @DominicKing_DM ... will Terry carry on playing? Not yet known. High profile rookie pairing, very interesting #avfc
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) October 7, 2018