Thierry Henry Set To Become The New Bordeaux Manager

It will be the Frenchman’s first gig as a manager.

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.

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.”

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.”

Bordeaux sits in 18th spot in Ligue 1 after its two opening matches in the league ended in defeat.

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