Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould could join Thierry Henry at Villa if the Gunners legend is appointed to replace Steve Bruce, according to journalist Alex Nixon (via the Birmingham Mail).
The former centre-half has remained at the Emirates Stadium despite Arsene Wenger being replaced as manager by Unai Emery. However, Henry’s appointment as our new boss could see him call on a former team-mate to help him out.
Fans on Twitter were not particularly enthusiastic about us appointing Bould:
Noooooo! Bould is an imposter and been stealing a wage for years
— Brian Croll (@BC57MC66) 24 July 2018
Keep them in the wings. Bruce is the man.
— Michael Darbyshire (@MichaelDarbysh3) 24 July 2018
No chance of promotion.
— Ry. ???? (@RH180) 23 July 2018
Any chance of JT joining them
— martin sydenham (@chalf1) 24 July 2018
Could be genius or could be Zola at blues ????????♂️
— Aaron Edwards (@Big_Az) 23 July 2018
Only interested if Wenger comes as DOF!
— thetrees (@thetrees80) 24 July 2018
Good news im sure the young players will be looking forward to it and we might now try and win a game by playing attacking football
— ? (@villafan30) 23 July 2018
A lot of speculation, but not a lot of concrete information at the moment. They say there’s no smoke without fire so I’m inclined to believe that Henry is being lined up by the new owners as Bruce’s replacement.
In terms of bringing in Bould, it would seem a sensible choice. A defensive minded coach with years of experience as an assistant would certainly compliment the Frenchman’s flair and comparative lack of coaching expertise as a number one.