Harry Redknapp feels John Terry is the favourite for the Aston Villa job

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp feels John Terry could be the leading candidate for the managerial vacancy at Aston Villa. The west Midlands outfit decided to part ways with Steve Bruce earlier this month after a run of one win from nine Championship matches and they are now expected to recruit a new head coach during the international break.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Redknapp suggested that Thierry Henry may not be in the running for the managerial post despite being constantly associated with the role. He added that former Aston Villa player and Chelsea legend John Terry could be fancied for the position after hanging his playing boots earlier on Monday.

He said: “I don’t think Thierry’s going to go there. I don’t think that’s going to happen, that’s what I’ve heard. I was at a function last night and John Terry was there and I had a feeling he was right in the frame for the Villa job. He’s a runner, that's for sure. John wants to get into management – he sees Frank (Lampard) doing it and sees Stevie Gerrard having a crack. John is a confident boy. He’s just retired from playing and he’s thinking about the future, and if the opportunity comes to manage a club like Aston Villa, that would be a dream job for him. It’s a big club, there’s great potential there and it would be a great start for him.”

“Terry is presently just going through his coaching badges to make the step into management “and it remains to be seen whether the Villains prefer recruiting him without any experience in terms of managing a professional side. Nonetheless,“the club are expected “ to make a quick decision during the international break with the new manager likely to need to at least a week’s time to get his tactics setup for the upcoming fixtures.

Villa have dropped down the Championship table after picking up a solitary win from 10 matches and they are currently occupying the 15th position on the standings with a four-point gap to the playoff spots.