Media outlets were buzzing on Tuesday with the news that Thierry Henry was in advanced talks to take over as manager at AS Monaco.
At the time of writing, Leonardo Jardim had not been officially sacked by the club, but media reports suggested that this was a foregone conclusion.
The news affects English club Aston Villa, which was looking to appoint Henry as manager – he was looking to get into management in England. But Monaco is a big lure for Henry, who played for the club as a striker.
ESPN reported that Monaco wanted a big statement manager, and the club was also considering Robert Pires, River Plate Coach Marcelo Gallardo and former PSG coach Laurent Blanc.