Belgium national team assistant manager Thierry Henry is set to become new Aston Villa manager according to the Daily Mail, with the former Arsenal striker taking over for Steve Bruce, who was sacked last week.
Henry was one of several people to interview for the job, currently filled by caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald, and he’s apparently going to get the job despite not having much experience. Henry has been Roberto Martinez’s assistant manager at the Belgian national team for the past couple years. That experience is still more than how much John Terry has, who reportedly also interviewed. JT is still expected to re-join the club he got to within one game of promotion as player and captain, but it’s not clear if he will do so as a player, as a coach, or as some combination of the two.
It would certainly be a bold appointment or even pair of appointments for Villa. Perhaps they were inspired by the appointment of Lampard as Derby, which has already resulted in one famous victory.
Henry garnered several positive reviews in his role as Belgium assistant, including from Eden Hazard, and he could probably make good impact on the team and on individual players like Tammy Abraham as well.
And we all know of JT’s qualities.