Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has agreed to become the new manager of Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux starting with the new that has just kicked off season.
According to French broadcaster RMC Sport, Henry will take over at Bordeaux, who have picked up zero points from their opening two Ligue 1 fixtures.
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Henry, who enjoyed a stellar club career with Arsenal and Barcelona, has been working as an analyst with Sky Sports and as assistant coach of the Belgian national team.
The former France international – winner of the 1998 World Cup – will replace former Uruguay international Gus Poyet at the helm of the Ligue 1 side.
Poyet reacted furiously when the club’s press officer tried to put an end to the conference on Thursday, and went on to slam the decision to sell striker Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier in a £4.5million deal. The club then suspended him for this action.
And following the sudden news of Poyet, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed Henry wanted to take his first step into management at Bordeaux.
‘Yes, he wants to do it, he is intelligent and he has the qualities,’ Wenger told Corse Matin.
“The existential question that we always ask ourselves is whether we are ready to sacrifice our life for the coaching profession”
“Being passionate is selfish work. When you are passionate, you steal your time from those whom you love and to whom you could have given much more.”
Henry became assistant manager of Belgium back in 2016, working alongside manager Roberto Martinez.
The 41-year-old helped guide the Red Devils to the semi-final of the World Cup in Russia, before winning the third-place play-off against England.
In July, Henry quit his role as a pundit on Sky Sports in a bid to realise his dream of becoming a football manager. The Bordeaux managerial job is surely a blessing for a man who has achieved so much as a football player.
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