When news broke of Steve Bruce's sacking last week, Thierry Henry was considered to be among the leading contenders for the vacant role at Aston Villa.
Currently working under Roberto Martinez in the Belgium set-up, should the former Arsenal man take up his first role in football management, it appears that he could have some surprising company.
Playing for Bruce's side as they made it all the way to the Championship playoff final last season, the Daily Mail have reported that John Terry will fill the role of Henry's assistant manager.
With both men allegedly interested in taking up the top job at Villa Park, it is believed that Henry's greater experience worked in his favour.
A management team that would reportedly please the Villa hierarchy, it is believed that Terry's first-hand experience of the dressing room, and the positive influence he had on players such as Jack Grealish, would be a welcome addition to the obvious allure of the Frenchman Henry.
Adversaries in their playing days, it is not yet certain whether Terry has actually called a day on his career. Brought to Villa by Bruce ahead of the 2017/18 season, it is claimed that the former Chelsea captain would have been somewhat reluctant to step straight into the role Bruce vacated.
In recent weeks John Terry has been the subject of some intrigue for the current Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri. Although the Italian stated that there would be no place for him at Stamford Bridge in a playing capacity, he would certainly welcome Terry back to the club in a coaching role.