There has been a lot of chatter surrounding the Aston Villa job since Steve Bruce was sacked last week. One suggestion was that Thierry Henry and John Terry were going to form an unlikely double act to try and get the Villains back into the Premier League.
Less fashionable shouts included Brendan Rodgers (who has since ruled himself out), former Mourinho assistant Rui Faria as well as... Dean Smith.
Henry is currently one of the frontrunners with the bookies to take over at 9/4, but Monaco may have thrown a spanner in the works with the Ligue 1 side reportedly keen on Henry to take over from recently sacked Leonardo Jardim.
ESPN have reported that the former Arsenal man is going to take the vacant managerial position at Monaco, and that Henry has already rejected the chance to join Villa.
Henry started his career at Monaco before moving to Juventus and then Arsenal, and the 41-year-old would be taking on a lot if he took the job in France, with Monaco 18th in the table after nine games.
John Terry remains the bookies favourite to take over from Bruce, but one can't help think of how a Terry/Henry duo would have fared. With that pairing Villa would have had at their disposal one of the best strikers as well as one of the best defenders of the Premier League era. I guess Villa will have to be happy with just having the best defence in the Championship. Oh well.