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Tammy Abraham will be hoping his idol Thierry Henry takes over from Steve Bruce

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Tammy Abraham will be hoping his idol Thierry Henry takes over from Steve Bruce

Aston Villa have sacked Steve Bruce from his role as manager after a poor start to the season. The last straw appeared to be the 3-3 draw with Preston North End this week.

The club is now on the hunt for a new manager, with Thierry Henry the immediate favourite. The Belgium assistant was heavily linked with taking over from Bruce in the summer. However, the club’s new owners eventually stood by Bruce. Now, with him gone, a move for Henry would certainly make sense.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Thierry Henry the Assistant Manager of Belgium during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

One player in the Aston Villa team who would love to have Henry as his manager would be loanee striker Tammy Abraham.

The striker would no doubt love to learn the art of goalscoring from the Arsenal and France legend. But his desire for Henry to be the new boss might come from a more personal level.

“To be honest I was an Arsenal fan (growing up)…

“Someone I looked up to was Thierry Henry. His variations of finishing, his movement, the way he dribbles… someone like that has a key impact on me. ‘I would love to be as big as him and maybe even better.”

– Tammy Abraham on Thierry Henry


Abraham has confirmed in the past that he was a boyhood Arsenal fan. The Chelsea-owned prospect rather sheepishly admitted to his former love of Arsenal in April last year.

He also made it clear that his idol was Henry.

It makes sense for the 21-year-old Londoner to have grown up a big fan of Henry and the idea of him becoming Aston Villa boss must fill him with excitement.

No doubt it is the appointment he will be hoping for.

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