Ex-Manchester United assistant Rui Faria is poised to link-up with John Terry as Aston Villa’s new management team.
The Sun report that Faria 43, who stepped down from his position at Manchester United in May, is close to getting his first management job.
The Portuguese coach has been with Jose Mourinho for 17 years before he left Old Trafford to spend more time with his family, but Villa have approached him about replacing Steve Bruce after Thierry Henry turned the job down.
Henry was contacted by Villa, but the report claims Roberto Martinez’s No.2 at Belgium has rebuffed the offer after he was contacted about taking the top job at his old club Monaco.
Now Villa’s owners want to pair Faria, who is represented by Jorge Mendes, with Terry, who played for the club last season before this week announcing his retirement.
Faria and Terry are well known to each other after their time with Mourinho at Chelsea and Villa’s board are happy to see Terry work under Faria after Henry’s snub.
The report claims Faria messaged the players on Saturday to introduce himself and wish them luck for the game at Millwall, which they lost despite taking the lead.
Faria watched the game at The Den and also sent a scout to watch the performance, per the source.