Bordeaux have started talks with Thierry Henry about becoming their new manager, reports claim. Les Girondins recently suspended Gus Poyet for a week after he reacted furiously to the club’s decision to sell striker Gaetan Laborde to rivals Montpellier without his knowledge, labelling the transfer a “disgrace”.
The former Sunderland boss said he was unsure whether he would be carrying on in his position and reports suggest he will not be taking charge of another game for the Ligue 1 outfit.
Candidates are already being lined up to replace the 50-year-old and Belgium’s assistant Henry, who started his senior playing career at Monaco, is believed to be at the head of the queue.
Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who left the Emirates this summer, revealed his fellow Frenchman is keen on taking the Bordeaux job.
“Yes, he wants to do it,” he told Corse Matin. “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.”
It is now being claimed Bordeaux have begun preliminary talks over appointing Henry as their next manager.