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Thierry Henry’s move to Aston Villa means we’re going to get a real life Football Manager moment this season 

We all know that if you play Football Manager for long enough, you start to see random players taking on management positions

We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

You’re absolutely loving your save on Football Manager, where you’ve somehow taken Gateshead from the National Premier to the Premier League in nine seasons.

Your girlfriend’s left you and the stubble on your face looks distinctly post-apocalyptic, but it’s all worth it when you find yourself facing a Southampton side managed by none other than Adam Lallana.

Inevitable

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Inevitable

That’s right.

If you play the game long enough, then you start to see current stars retiring after a few seasons and getting into management (we once saw Andrea Pirlo take over at Bristol City, which was excellent).

And as strange as that sounds, we see it happen all the time in real life too.

In fact, this season feels a lot like my Football Manager save of 2008.

Tapping up his first new signing

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Tapping up his first new signing

With Thierry Henry seemingly on his way to Aston Villa, we’ve got the exciting prospect of the former Arsenal legend facing off against ex-Chelsea star Frank Lampard – making his management debut at Derby this season – later on this year in the Championship.

The two promotion hopefuls will play each other on November 10, with the reverse fixture taking place on March 2.

That’s a dugout we’re excited to see.

Then, of course, there’s Steven Gerrard at Rangers, and even Ryan Giggs at Wales.

Gerrard’s already lead the Scottish side out in the Europa League; taking on everyone’s favourite Macedonia club Shkupi.

It makes us wonder what’s going to happen next; Wayne Rooney at Burton, perhaps?

Make it happen world.

Blue?

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Blue?

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