Thierry Henry will not become Aston Villa’s new manager, according to reports.
The former Arsenal striker had been the favourite with the bookmakers, but doubts emerged after he was linked with the Monaco job.
Daily Telegraph reporter Matt Law has now claimed Henry has formally turned down the chance to replace Steve Bruce.
Thierry Henry officially turned down Aston Villa's offer to take over as manager late last night. He's one of two or three Monaco are now considering #avfc
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) October 10, 2018
The news will leave former skipper John Terry and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as the frontrunners to take on the top job at Villa Park.
Henry, who had previously been linked to the job in the summer, is now expected to be among the frontrunners to replace Leonardo Jardim at former club Monaco.