Thierry Henry out of running to become new Aston Villa manager

 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Image: Thierry Henry is out of the running to replace Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager, say Sky sources

Thierry Henry is no longer under consideration to be the next Aston Villa manager and is now a leading contender to take charge at Monaco, according to Sky sources.

It is understood the former Arsenal forward held initial talks with the Sky Bet Championship club, but it was decided the circumstances were not right for either party.

Henry could now instead move to Monaco, the club where he began his professional playing career.

 during the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco at Signal Iduna Park on October 3, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany.
Image: Leonardo Jardim is under pressure at Monaco after a poor start to the season, with Henry in line to replace him

The 2016-17 Champions League semi-finalists have endured a terrible start to the season, and currently lie 18th in Ligue 1 with just one win in nine matches.

It is believed the club have begun talks with Leonardo Jardim about removing him as manager during the international break, and that they have sounded out Henry about replacing him.

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Henry left his role as a pundit with Sky Sports in the summer in order to focus on his ambition of becoming a manager, and is currently part of Roberto Martinez's backroom staff with Belgium.

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