Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry has agreed to take over as new manager of French football club Bordeaux.
Henry, who enjoyed a stellar club career with Arsenal and Barcelona, and has been working as assistant coach of the Belgian national team, will replace former Uruguay international Gus Poyet who was recently suspended after he criticised the club’s transfer policy at a press conference.
Following the sacking of Poyet, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Henry who won the 1998 World Cup with France wanted to take his first step into management at Bordeaux.
Obviously his job for Belgium gave him the hunger to be a manager and his former boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that Henry wanted the vacant role at Bordeaux. “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.”