Thierry Henry agrees to become new Aston Villa manager, as Steve Bruce is set to be sacked

Steve Chambers by Steve Chambers / 24 July 2018, 11:00

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has verbally agreed to become the new manager of Championship club Aston Villa, despite Steve Bruce still being in the managerial position at the moment ahead of the new season.

However, it's thought that new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens are not convinced by Bruce, and that they feel that he can't help the Villans make it back to the Premier League, after they lost to Fulham in the Championship play-off final last season.

Rumours are circulating around the footballing community that Bruce is expected to be relieved of his duties at Villa Park over the coming days, and it's understood that Henry is set to take over the reins at the club.

Henry was part of Roberto Martinez's coaching staff at Belgium during the World Cup, where they reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by France, but it's understood that the 40-year-old former Gunners striker is now ready to go it alone in the world of management, and is eyeing up the job at Villa.

Bruce has already been seen in the media during the off-season saying that he is preparing himself to let some key players go, as the Villa board try to balance the books ahead of the new season, and Jack Grealish is one of those star names set to leave Villa Park, and he is being lined up by a plethora of Premier League clubs.

But, things have potentially got a whole lot worse for Bruce, and with social media suggesting that Bruce is set for the exit, then he will be looking for a new job, and Henry is set to be unveiled as the new manager of the Midlands club.

Henry made over 250 appearances for Arsenal during his illustrious career scoring over 150 goals, but having retired he found himself moving into the pundit's chair, and was a regular on Sky Sports covering all the top Premier League action.

However, Henry took to Twitter earlier this year to state that he would not be returning to Sky Sports for the imminent football season, and that he wants to "fulfil my long term ambition to become a football manager.", and it looks as though the French legend won't have to wait too long before he finds himself at the helm of a club, with Aston Villa set to be his destination, as he adopts the managerial jacket.

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