Aston Villa have reportedly agreed a deal that would see John Terry become their assistant manager, despite not yet securing Steve Bruce’s replacement, according to Kaveh Solhekol on Sky Sports News HQ, via Villa Report.
Bruce was sacked after Villa’s 3-3 draw with bottom-of-the-league Preston North End at Villa Park a week ago leading to the current hunt.
Brentford manager Dean Smith is the current favourite for the job with Joe Mourinho’s ex-assistant Rui Faria, Terry himself, Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez also in the running.
Thierry Henry had previously been installed as the heavy favourite for the job and was set to appoint the former Chelsea and Aston Villa captain as his number two, according to the Daily Mail.
But the Frenchman has reportedly rejected the chance to take over at the Villa Park helm.
Leonardo Jardim was sacked as boss of Monaco recently and Henry has been lined up to replace him at the club where he began his career.
Youth team manager Kevin MacDonald took charge of the first team for their trip to Millwall on Saturday but could only guide them to a 2-1 loss, leaving the club in 15th place.
It seems very bizarre that an assistant manager appears to have been appointed before the manager.
It also seems like a very bad idea.
Managers like to bring their own, trusted staff in so forcing whoever comes in to work with John Terry could well go badly.
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