This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 6 °C Monday 9 December, 2019

Steve Bruce set to meet Villa owners amid speculation he will be replaced by Thierry Henry

The former centre back has not yet met the club’s new majority shareholders and it appears they will make an immediate managerial change.

FRESH FROM HIS role as Belgium assistant coach this summer, Thierry Henry is reportedly set to be installed as the new Aston Villa manager.


One considerable remaining hurdle blocking the move is that Steve Bruce remains in the hotseat he has occupied since 2016.

With bookmakers suspending betting on Henry being the next Villa boss, The Guardian this evening report  that Bruce will meet the Birmingham club’s new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens tomorrow, before the Championship club’s  pre-season friendly against West Ham in Walsall.

“Whatever state this club is in, I think it needs me,” Bruce said before the Henry speculation took hold.

Aston Villa v Middlesborough - Sky Bet Championship - Playoff - Semi Final - Second Leg - Villa Park Source: Martin Rickett

“The new owners might want to have their own man in. All the indications are that this is not the case but until I get in front of them I won’t know. I hope they give me the opportunity but I wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t going to be that way because, as we’ve seen many times, the new broom always sweeps clean.”

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

The42 Team

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel