Roberto Martinez comments on Thierry Henry to Aston Villa speculation

Thierry Henry and Roberto Martinez during a Belgium training session at the Belgian National Football Center on September 6, 2018 in Tubize, Belgium.

Aston Villa reportedly want Thierry Henry as Steve Bruce’s successor.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has been quoted as saying by The Daily Mail that Aston Villa have yet to contact Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

According to The Daily Mail, former Arsenal striker Henry is the favourite to succeed Steve Bruce as the Villa manager.

The former France international is working as the assistant manager for Belgium at the moment.

 

Martinez has said that there has been no contact from Villa, and the former Everton manager has said that it is not illogical that the Villans (reportedly) want Henry.

The Daily Mail quotes Martinez as saying: “There is no contact between Aston Villa and Thierry Henry.

“But we must understand that such things are not illogical. What happens in Belgian football attracts attention.”

Thierry Henry and Roberto Martinez during a Belgium training session at the Belgian National Football Center on September 6, 2018 in Tubize, Belgium.

Good managerial appointment?

Henry is one of the greatest players to have featured in the Premier League, and the Arsenal great has been working an assistant manager under Martinez for Belgium.

It will be a risk for the Villans to appoint the Frenchman as their manager, especially as the team are still very much in the running for the Championship playoffs.

Villa are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 15 points from 11 matches, just two points behind sixth-placed Brentford.

Shaun Maloney and Thierry Henry are seen during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium at Hampden Park on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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