Thierry Henry has agreed to become the new manager of Aston Villa.
Henry is currently part of the backroom staff for the Belgium national team, but after the World Cup he revealed that he wanted to be a full-time manager.
Steve Bruce is currently still at the helm, but new majority shareholders, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, have their doubts if Bruce is really the right man to fire the Villains back to the Prem.
A source close to the Villa takeover deal says Henry has ‘verbally agreed’ to take the managers role at Villa Park.
There is still much to do before Henry is officially instated as the new boss. Bruce is still to be axed as manager, and a salary and transfer budget is yet to be agreed with Henry.
Sawiris and Edens say they are ready to invest big in the Midlands club and have vowed to steer them back to the top flight.
In a statement they said: “We believe that together we can bring business and sports experience that will help strengthen the club to ensure that Aston Villa can return to its rightful place in the upper echelons of English football.”