Steve Bruce claimed Aston Villa already have their own Thierry Henry

Ivory Coast's forward Jonathan Kodjia celebrates after scoring a goal during their international friendly football match against Russia in Krasnodar on March 24, 2017.

Thierry Henry is linked with the Aston Villa job.

Former player and TV commentator Thierry Henry lookson prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, first leg match between FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Muenchen at Camp Nou...

Thierry Henry is being strongly linked with replacing Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager, with The Star reporting he has an agreement with the club to take over.

The move would put Steve Bruce out of work, two years after he compared one of Aston Villa's top stars to Thierry Henry.

Henry is a legendary former France international and Arsenal's record goalscorer and his playing exploits are almost unrivalled in the Premier League era, even if he is an unknown quantity in management.

Bruce previously compared Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia to Henry, speaking to the Express and Star

He said: "I am just looking at the squad of players now and how to get the best out of them. Kodjia is the prime one.

"In France they don't play as wingers, they play as centre-forwards but to the left or the right. The classic one was Thierry Henry.

"You only have to come and watch him to see what a good player he is."

Ivory Coast's forward Jonathan Kodjia celebrates after scoring a goal during their international friendly football match against Russia in Krasnodar on March 24, 2017.

Now Kodjia could have the chance to learn from the master if Henry takes charge.

The Ivory Coast international was born in Paris and developed his career in France before joining Bristol City.

He is ready to bounce back after an injury hit campaign in 2017/18, and under Henry's tutelage he could go on to enjoy his best season yet at Villa.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa misses a penality during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on February 28, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

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