Following the departure of Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce back on the 3rd of October, several managers have been linked to the Villa as a potential replacement for the Englishman with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Chelsea legend John Terry being tagged as the “perfect pair” to be takeover at the Holte End, according to former England striker Ian Wright speaking on BBC Radio 5 live.
The Arsenal legend Henry, who is currently working as an assistant manager to Roberto Martinez at Belgium, has been deemed favourite to take over at the Villa Park, while Terry, who just retired as a professional football player at the weekend, could be the second manager.
Wright said: “Henry was an unbelievable offensive player and Terry was unbelievable defensively, if they get it right it seems very exciting.”
Henry has been tipped in the past to be Aston Villa next manager but a deal was not agreed and now Terry could be part of Henry’s managerial deal at the Villa Park.
Ian Wright continued on BBC Radio: “It seems like the perfect pair, plus they’d be helping each other through it.
“When you look at what they have achieved as offensive and defensive players… if you are going to say you need to choose two legendary people, you are probably going to choose those two.”
Also on the show talking was former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton, who played for the Villans in the 2006/07 campaign before succumbing to a career ending injury, thinks John Terry could be a success for villa should he land the job.
“I think he will do well in management and I think it will be really exciting for the Championship,” he said making mentions of new managers in the EFL Championship.
“You’ve got Frank Lampard there now and Bielsa. Henry and Terry at Villa would be box office.
“If I was a Villa player at this moment and Henry and Terry were coming in as a management pair, I would be extremely excited.
“We don’t know how they will do but they will inspire a dressing room. I look at Steven Gerrard at Rangers. Was I convinced that was the right job for him? No, but what he has done in terms of getting a feel good factor, he has revitalised the feeling and Villa will be hoping for the same sort of impact.”
With the reports growing stronger everyday, Thierry Henry and John Terry might just be on the verge of managing Aston Villa together.
Elsewhere former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard, who manages Championship club Derby County, has backed Terry to be “do well’ as a manager.
“He always seemed like he was going to be a coach or a manager, he’s a leader, he studies the game and I think and hope he’ll do well,” said Lampard via Sky Sports.
Aston Villa, who currently sits at the 15th position in the Championship thanks to Steve Bruce, will return to league action on next week Saturday as they will be battling for three points against Swansea City.