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John Terry in contention to succeed Steve Bruce as at Villa Park

Tuesday, 9 October 2018


Henry Redknapp former Premier League boss believes John Terry is in contention to succeed Steve Bruce in the Villa Park hotseat ahead of Thiery Henry.

Former Arsenal striker and current Belgium coach Henry was linked with the Villa job over the summer, but the Championship side decided to stick with Bruce despite his failure to seal promotion back to the Premier League.

However, a poor start to the season saw Bruce sacked last week and Henry was quickly mentioned as a possible replacement, with former captain Terry – who recently announced his retirement as a player – linked with a role as his assistant.

But, according to Redknapp, those rumours are way off the mark.

The former Tottenham boss explained on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I don’t think Thierry’s going to go there.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen, that’s what I’ve heard.

Thierry Henry helped Belgium to third place at this summer’s World Cup, but has no managerial experience at club level.

 “I was at a function last night and John Terry was there, and I had a feeling John was right in the frame for the Villa job.

“He’s certainly a runner, that’s for sure.

“John wants to get into management – he sees Frank Lampard doing it and sees Stevie Gerrard having a crack.

“John is a confident boy. He’s just retired from playing and he’s thinking about the future, and if the opportunity comes to manage a club like Aston Villa, that would be a dream job for him.

“It’s a big club, there’s great potential there and it would be a great start for him.”

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