Arsenal legend hopeful of being named new Bordeaux manager after talks
The Guardian report that former Arsenal striker and legend Thierry Henry is ‘hopeful’ of making his managerial debut at French club Bordeaux who are currently without a manager since the sacking of Gus Poyet last week.
The Uruguayan Poyet had a public falling out with Bordeaux after the club sanctioned the sale of striker Gaëtan Laborde ‘without his knowledge’ – this ultimately led to the former Chelsea-man getting the sack.
Thierry Henry will face an uphill task from the get-go if he is to be successful in getting the role in Ligue 1, with Bordeaux already have lost back-to-back league games this season – they also saw a man-sent off in their 0-0 draw with Gent in the Europa League on Wednesday.
Thierry Henry has been employed with the Belgium national side as assistant manager under Roberto Martinez for the last two years – helping the country to a third-place finish this past summer at the World Cup in Russia.
Talks have been held and it’s believed that Henry is enthusiastic to get started in the job – an interesting subplot is that he will come up against his former captain Patrick Vieira who is the current Nice manager.
Henry’s former manager Arsene Wenger has also endorsed and confirm a potential appointment of the legendary Premier League striker. The Frenchman confirmed it in quotes carried in Corsica newspaper Corse Matin via The Guardian;
“Yes, he wants to do it.”
“He is intelligent and he has the qualities.”