The 37-year-old is the only English footballer to lift five Premier League titles as a captain and also led England global team on several occasions.
"I think he will do well in management and I think it will be really exciting for the Championship", he said, pointing to the high-profile appointments elsewhere in the division of Frank Lampard at Derby and former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds.
"I was at a function last night and John Terry was there, and I had a feeling John was right in the frame for the Villa job".
'He's certainly a runner, that's for sure'.
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Smith, meanwhile, was off-target nearly all night, overthrowing open receivers or zinging passes into the turf at their feet. Brees also connected with Smith on a 35-yard touchdown pass on the first series of the second half.
"He feels it is fit to bring Terry in as his assistant". However, in a statement today he announced his decision to hang up his boots.
Meanwhile West Brom could make a swoop for Blackburn's star man Bradley Dack in January as they look to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
In 2001, Terry was one of four players fined two weeks' wages by Chelsea after their behaviour at a Heathrow hotel was criticized on the day after the September 11 attacks.
And Redknapp has backed him to flourish with Henry and Terry at the helm.
Henry, who is now assistant manager to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, was close to taking over as manager of Ligue 1 club Bordeaux prior to the start of the season, before deciding against the move.
The Villains lost away from home at the weekend following Bruce's dismissal, falling to a 2-1 defeat away at Millwall. They are eight points off the top three, but only six points off the bottom three.