Steve Bruce to meet Villa owners amid Thierry Henry reports

Aubrey Yates
August 15, 2018

Steve Bruce will continue as Aston Villa manager with "full support" after positive talks with the club's new owners.

Simon McCahon had a suggestion where Bruce possibly has a role "behind the scenes" as director of football at Villa with Henry bossing the first team.

It is understood new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have been keen to appoint Henry as they look to bring a new attacking edge to the club.

Bruce has recently stated that he did not necessarily fear for his job despite the ownership change.

Aston Villa confirm that Steve Bruce will remain as manager following the club's takeover, despite speculation linking Arsenal legend Thierry Henry with the post.

According to the Star, Henry is on the verge of replacing Steve Bruce as the owners do not have faith in Bruce's ability to lead them back into the Premier League.

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He said he was "absolutely delighted" when asked about staying as he arrived for Villa's 3-1 friendly defeat to West Ham.

The task for Bruce will now to guide Villa back into the top flight at the second time of asking but it has been a tough summer for the club.

With futures of the players uncertain, the last thing Villa need as a club is more uncertainty surrounding the manager.

Bruce said this week: "The new owners might want to sweep things clean and have their own man in".

Henry has only just returned from the World Cup, where he was assistant to the Belgium side that beat England in the third-place playoff.

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