Thierry Henry Wants Former Arsenal Teammate As His Assistant At Bordeaux
Thierry Henry has reportedly agreed to take his first steps into management with Bordeaux and he's also said to be lining up a former Arsenal colleague as his right-hand man.
Wanting to concentrate on his managerial career, Henry quit his role as a Sky Sports pundit after the World Cup, where he was assistant manager to Roberto Martinez as Belgium finished third.
And after Gus Poyet was suspended for unleashing an astonishing attack on the club's board for sanctioning the sale of striker Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier without him knowing, the World Cup winner looks set to replace the former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder.
:rotating_light: THIERRY HENRY A DIT OUI A BORDEAUX !!! Info @RMCsport
Toutes les infos :arrow_right: https://t.co/jPuwbyrYtT #rmclive pic.twitter.com/VORPK8S5YT
- RMC Sport (@RMCsport) August 22, 2018
RMC are reporting the news that Henry has agreed terms and are also saying he wants Gilles Grimandi as his No.2.
Grimandi, 47, won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups in a five-year spell with the Gunners. He's currently working for the club as their French scout but could well be tempted to leave his post and link up with Henry once again.
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Although it is noted that Bordeaux's American owners still need to make their decision on whether they will indeed be appointing him.
Si l'opération vient à se finaliser, Henry pourrait débarquer avec Gilles Grimandi comme adjoint. Il doit rencontrer GACP pour finaliser l'opération. Attention, GACP peut toujours mettre son veto et il n'y a pas encore d'accord total. Rien n'est fait !!!! @RMCsport
- Nicolas Paolorsi (@NicolasPaolorsi) August 22, 2018
If Henry does get the job as expected, it sets up a showdown with his former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira, who was appointed Nice manager in the summer.
Nice and Bordeaux square off on the 27 October and we could see both Henry and Vieira in the dug-out and on the touchline. Arsenal fans will no doubt be looking forward to that one.
October 27: Bordeaux vs Nice
Thierry Henry vs Patrick Vieira :hearts: pic.twitter.com/YqUCECnv6R
- Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) August 22, 2018
If Thierry Henry does get the Bordeaux head coach job, 27th October is a date for the diary.
Bordeaux v Nice.
Henry v Vieira?
- John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) August 22, 2018
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