Thierry Henry Set To Become The New Bordeaux Manager
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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is to make a decision about the vacant Bordeaux managerial post over the weekend. Henry had been linked with taking over from Steve Bruce at Aston Villa after new owners had taken over the club, but it did not eventuate.
Thierry Henry is set to leave the Belgium coaching team and take the managerial role at Bordeaux.Gerrard, Lampard, Vieira & now Henry all managers...
Feeling pretty old right now! pic.twitter.com/mMT0IZc8G1
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 22, 2018
Bordeaux is searching for a new manager after Gus Poyet was suspended by the club. Poyet was upset that the club had sold striker Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier without telling him, leading Poyet to describe the transfer “a disgrace.”
Bordeaux manager Gus Poyet: "What happened today with Gaëtan Laborde is a disgrace. I said don't sell until we have a replacement, the board didn't listen. This is the worst day I've had at this club. I am going to speak to my agent tomorrow & I don't know if I will quit."— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 16, 2018
Exceptional rant from Gus Poyet this evening - midway through:
Bordeaux press officer: "We will stop there."
Gustavo Poyet: "I decide when we stop. Only I decide."— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 17, 2018
Gus Poyet's exceptional press conference rant in full, that led to his sacking this morning as Bordeaux manager: "I don't give a f*** about Bordeaux representatives who try & kill me from behind to make me leave." https://t.co/U2UGgKfIcm— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 17, 2018
Thierry Henry has had a small taste of management already, working as an assistant to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team for two years, helping to achieve a third-place finish at the 2018 World Cup.
Henry has received backing from former teammates and associates. Patrick Vieira, a former teammate of Henry's at Arsenal and now manager of Ligue 1 side Nice, said he believes that appointing Henry as manager “would be very good for Bordeaux.”
Henry’s longtime manager Arsene Wenger also had some nice things to say, stating that Henry “is intelligent and he has the qualities.”
Arsene Wenger on Thierry Henry links to Bordeaux job "Yes, he wants to do it, he is intelligent and he has the qualities. The existential question that we always ask ourselves is whether we are ready to sacrifice our life for the coaching profession."pic.twitter.com/bbtewIPapX— Gilles (@GrimandiTweets) August 20, 2018
Bordeaux sits in 18th spot in Ligue 1 after its two opening matches in the league ended in defeat.