Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Thierry Henry lined up to replace Steve Bruce at Aston Villa

Thierry Henry lined up to replace Steve Bruce at Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is growing increasingly concerned over his future at the club, and is now genuinely anxious about the possibility of being sacked and replaced with Thierry Henry after learning that the club's new owners are Arsenal fans.

Boss Steve Bruce insisted he was "absolutely delighted" after Aston Villa confirmed he would remain as manager. The meeting must have gone well, however, as both Sawiris and Edens show patience after acquiring the club less than one week ago.

According to Daily Star, Henry has "verbally agreed" to take over from Steve Bruce at Villa.

By that time the Villa players and coaching staff had arrived at Walsall's Banks's Stadium for the pre-season friendly against West Ham, and discovered the news while checking phones in the dugout.

Bruce, who held talks with Sawiris about his future, said he was unsure about his position at the club.

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Washington neither confirmed nor denied the meeting, but acknowledged Wells was in Qatar, where the Taliban maintain an office. After a day of intense fighting , Afghan commandos and USA air strikes drove the group to the outskirts of the city.

There are serious problems mounting off the pitch at Villa, with failure to land promotion back to the Premier League causing the club major financial difficulties.

"But you tell me a manager who loses his mum and dad and is back on the touchline as if nothing has happened".

The 57-year-old's future has been uncertain since Dr Tony Xia flogged a controlling 55 per cent stake in the club to Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and American financier Wes Edens last week.

Both are reportedly ready to invest big in Villa in search of returning the 1982 Champions League winners to the Premier League.

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