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Arsenal legend hopeful of being named new Bordeaux manager after talks

  • Aug 24, 8:57

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.”