Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry wants to manage FC Girondins de Bordeaux job following the Ligue 1 outfit’s decision to suspend current manager Gus Poyet, who recently branded the club a ‘disgrace’.
The former Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Sunderland boss was dismayed after Bordeaux sold striker Gaetan Laborde to domestic counterparts Montpellier HSC without his knowledge or consent, and as it’s believed that the Uruguayan doesn’t have the desire to continue, Wenger is adamant that Henry is willing to fill the seemingly vacant hot seat.
‘Titi’ was a member of Roberto Martinez’s Belgium set-up at the 2018 World Cup, where the Red Devils finished third, and the enigmatic Frenchman vowed to pursue his own managerial career after tasting what life could be like in the dugout first-hand.
Speaking to Corse Matin, ‘Le Prof’ revealed that the ex-Gunners talisman has all the necessary ingredients to succeed at Les Girondins if he was to make his supposed interest known, and as Henry was indeed a remarkably gifted attacker in his prime, there’s nothing to suggest that he wouldn’t meet the required grade in the technical area.
“Yes, he wants to do it,” he revealed.
“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.”
Henry even stepped down from his punditry position at Sky Sports to focus on his coaching aspirations, so naturally assuming that he’s now motivated and prepared to embark on his mission as a fledgling manager, the potential opportunity to take the reins at a respected French outfit such as Bordeaux could be the beginning of a glittering future as a commanding figurehead in the dressing room for many years to come.
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