Aston Villa forward Scott Hogan has claimed that the opportunity to work with Thierry Henry and John Terry would be ‘huge’, as reported by Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old forward was sidelined due to an injury in the early stages of the season, but recently returned to full fitness and has commented on the speculation surrounding the vacant Villa Park hot seat.

The club have been without a manager since axing Steve Bruce last week.

Premier League legends Henry and Terry have been heavily linked with the role and the prospect of working under them is something that excites the former Brentford marksman:

“They’re huge names in football but at the minute there’s no one there so the lads back home, we’ve just got to crack on until someone gets appointed, but to be linked with those sort of people, for me personally, is huge.

“To maybe have the chance to work with Thierry Henry, who is probably the greatest Premier League striker, and obviously JT played with us last year – probably the best Premier League defender.

“Nothing’s been appointed or confirmed yet but a club like Aston Villa, the size of it, these names are going to be linked to us.

“Whoever comes in will be looking forward to kicking on and picking up the season basically and trying to finish as high as we can.”

Working under Henry and Terry would be surreal for Hogan, who was playing non-league football with Hyde United just five years ago. He broke into the professional game with Rochdale before moving on to Brentford and then Villa.

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The Villains return to action on Saturday 20th October, welcoming Swansea City to the Midlands. They will be keen to appoint a new manager during the international break and have also been linked with moves for David Moyes, Rafael Benitez, Eddie Howe and Brendan Rodgers. Former Villa favourite Stiliyan Petrov is also said to be interested in succeeding Steve Bruce and reports understand that the Bulgarian has applied for the role.