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Arsene Wenger Names The Managerial Job Thierry Henry Wants

Arsene Wenger Names The Managerial Job Thierry Henry Wants

Arsene Wenger says his former player Thierry Henry wants the Bordeaux manager's job.

Henry, who scored 228 goals whilst playing under Wenger at Arsenal and is still their all-time top scorer, has been the assistant manager of the Belgium national team since 2016.

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The 41-year old was Roberto Martinez's right-hand man for their third place finish in the World Cup, but it's common knowledge that Henry wants to be a manager in the near future.

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And according to Wenger, the four-time Premier League Golden Boot winner fancies taking charge of Bordeaux for his first managerial job.

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"Yes, he wants to do it," Wenger 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."

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The Bordeaux post isn't up for grabs just yet though it surely will be very soon after the club suspended manager Gus Poyet for his crazy outburst last week.

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The former Chelsea midfielder let rip at the board over the sale of Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier without him even knowing and threatened to quit.

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"No I am not happy, It is one of my worst days at the club," the former Sunderland and Brighton boss said to begin his outburst.

"What the club have done with Gaetan Laborde is a disgrace. I think we have to stop here. I told the club not to let him leave until we had bought someone else.

"They have not recruited and they let Laborde go. I arrived at 11.35am. Laborde was not here. He was in Montpellier. Nobody told me anything.

"I want to talk to my agent and I am going to make a decision. I don't know how this is going to finish. Do I have the desire to continue? No. They have done that against me, against the players and the supporters."

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Poyet has been suspended for a week and the situation will be reviewed by the club, according to president Stephane Martin.

Topics: Football News, Bordeaux, Football, Ligue One, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, France, thierry henry

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