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Aston Villa target Rui Faria, with John Terry as assistant

 during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England.
Image: Rui Faria is now understood to be the frontrunner for the Villa job

Aston Villa are considering making Rui Faria their new manager, with John Terry as his assistant, according to Sky sources.

Faria has spent his entire career working under Jose Mourinho, and has been a key member of his backroom staff at clubs including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

He left Old Trafford in the summer, and recently spoke of his desire to become a manager. The 43-year-old is represented by Jorge Mendes, who is advising Villa on their search for a new manager.

John Terry worked with Faria during the coach's two spells at Chelsea, and is being linked to work with him again at Villa Park.

PRESTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: John Terry of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Aston Villa at Deepdale on November 1, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Image: John Terry worked with Faria at Chelsea on two occasions

Terry helped Villa to the Championship play-offs last season, but left the club before announcing his retirement from playing last week.

The Championship side are searching for a new manager after sacking Steve Bruce last week following a run of one win in 10 matches.

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Thierry Henry, currently part of the backroom staff with Belgium, was the frontrunner for the job. However, he is understood to no longer be under consideration, and is instead being considered for the Monaco job.

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