- Thierry Henry has agreed to become Aston Villa's next manager
- Steve Bruce is currently the coach of the Championship side
- Henry was assistant to Roberto Martinez's Belgium at the 2018 World Cup
Former France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has accepted to become new Aston Villa manager.
Henry is ready to lead Villa’s charge back into the Premier League once he has reassurances from the club’s mega-wealthy new owners.
Steve Bruce remains in charge at Villa Park but new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens are not convinced about their Premier League revival.
And Villa have already turned their attention to Henry, who announced after the World Cup he wants to become a full-time manager.
The former Barcelona striker was Roberto Martinez’s assistant as Belgium reached the semi-finals in Russia but now wants to do it all alone.
According to Daily Star, a source who close to the takeover negotiations told Starsport last night Henry had “verbally agreed” to be Villa’s new boss.
But there is still much to do, including axing Bruce and agreeing a salary package and transfer budget with the Frenchman.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported Henry received several managerial requests from across the footballing globe following his decision to part ways with broadcasting giants Sky Sports.
Henry made the decision after managing to lead Belgium in the capacity of assistant coach to Roberto Martinez, to a third place finish in the just concluded 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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