Report: Thierry Henry moves step closer to Aston Villa job after Villans hit brick wall in pursuit of Celtic's Brendan Rodgers

A general view of Villa Park ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 15, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Henry could be in charge for Aston Villa's forthcoming fixture against Swansea City, a former club of the Celtic manager Rodgers.

Belgium Assistant Manager, Thierry Henry, looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Belgium and France at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Saint...

Thierry Henry has moved a step closer to becoming Aston Villa's new manager after the Championship club 'hit a brick wall' in their pursuit of Celtic's Brendan Rodgers, according to the Sun.

The newspaper reports that, after making tentative enquiries, Villa were told to make an 'all-or-nothing approach' if they wanted to prise the Ulsterman away from Celtic, his boyhood club - although it adds the Scottish champions do not anticipate this to happen.

 

It is also claimed that Rodgers had 'no desire' to be included on Aston Villa's shortlist of candidates to succeed the sacked Steve Bruce.

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The 45-year-old is said to earn £2.5 million a year at Celtic Park, and it would have cost Villa a similar amount to free him from his contract, according to the Sun.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

And while the report fails to state how much it would require to remove Henry from his current role as Belgium's assistant manager, it is unlikely to be anywhere near as much.

Meanwhile, Henry's manager, Roberto Martinez, is the latest name linked with the Aston Villa vacancy.

Roberto Martinez, manager of Belgium looks on from the stands prior to the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais at Etihad Stadium on...

Is the Frenchman a better bet for Villa than Celtic's Brendan Rodgers?

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