The transfer window might be shut but the media rumour mill is in overdrive when it comes to who Aston Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens will turn to in their first ever managerial appointment.
You only have to scout social media or even our very own Vital Villa Forum to see the plethora of suggestions being made for our next gaffer, and equally the type of gaffer fans want, don’t want and it’s fair to say there isn’t a lot of agreement.
Some prefer the idea of a steady hand at the tiller given how woeful the balance in the squad is given former manager Steve Bruce’s summer transfer decisions and others want a fresh face, with fresh ideas and somebody who may have to start slowly, but will finally build a philosophy at the club and a real core.
It’s no surprise to see Thierry Henry rumours return given the previous press about him – despite his own eventual denials – but this time there is a twist and suggestions are Henry will come in as gaffer, former John Terry will come in as assistant gaffer tasked with defence – and it leans on why he didn’t return as a player.
Sky claim they understand that unlike last time, ‘very positive’ talks have been held with the Frenchman but Terry himself has confirmed on the interweb that he’s hung up his boots – Click Here.
Links of a playing return to us are obvious, in our current situation I am surprised to see this announcement then see him as linked as part of the management staff because we need a defender on the pitch – but people have read into.
“I also want to say a huge thank you to Aston Villa for giving me the opportunity to play at such a big club and captain it throughout the 2017/18 season. It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans.”
Muddying the waters further are links to Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers, but even then, Terry is linked with an assistant return – Click Here.
Like Brentford’s Dean Smith though, Rodgers is distancing himself from the job at this moment in time.
Given the pointless October international break, you don’t need to have an IQ larger than Donald Trump to know our new man will be in place before the end of the week as the first real public test of our new owners is not going to give the new man less than a week to work with the players in our position and form.
That would be a first real failure and you don’t build that amount of money in your life by making many mistakes.