Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will not be the next manager of Bordeaux after his demands were not met by the new group that is to take over Bordeaux.
Talks broke down between the former Arsenal striker and the Ligue 1 club on Monday evening.
According to French Football magazine L’Equipe, Henry was left unsatisfied by the guarantees made by General American Capital Partners (GACP), the company set to takeover the French side in September.
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The former Arsenal talisman had been the priority for current owners M6, but could not get the assurances he sought from the incoming regime.
Henry had been serious about taking on the role, and had demanded new signings as part of the deal, hoping to bring in three players before the window shuts on Friday.
He met with GACP officials and club president Stephane Martin on Sunday in London, before flying out to New York to mull things over, taking in New York Red Bulls’ clash with DC United.
However, by the following evenings talks had come to an impasse. The Frenchman will now continue to search for other options.
Bordeaux have also approached former boss Laurent Blanc about taking the job, as well as former Aston Villa manager Remi Garde.
Blanc is currently unnattached, while Garde is in charge of MLS side Montreal Impact in the Major League Soccer in the USA
Bordeaux were forced into a search for a new manager after parting company with their manager Gus Poyet.
The Uruguayan was suspended after an incredible post-match rant, calling the owners of the club a ‘disgrace’ following their decision to sell striker Gaeten Laborde to Ligue 1 rivals Montpellier.
Henry made clear his intentions to make a move into management this season after he quit his role as a pundit on Sky Sports.
Henry also helped Roberto Martinez guide Belgium to the semi finals of the world cup, the nation finished third runners up after defeating England in the Third place playoffs in Russia
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