Arsene Wenger confirms Thierry Henry’s interest in Girondins de Bordeaux job

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Thierry Henry’s interest in taking the vacant Girondins de Bordeaux managerial position.

Gustavo Poyet has been suspended by Bordeaux following his outburst over the club’s transfer activity.

Henry is believed to be in the running to replace Poyet who looks set to leave the Ligue 1 club after claiming he is lacking the “desire” to continue.

Wenger on Henry to Bordeaux

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JULY 10: Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Leander Dendoncker, Eden Hazard of Belgium and assistant coach Thierry Henry look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Belgium and France at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has revealed that former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is keen on replacing Gustavo Poyet as manager of Bordeaux.

The Premier League-winning manager believes that Henry has the type of qualities to succeed in the role.

Henry has been the assistant of Belgium boss Roberto Martinez since 2016, helping the Red Devils to reach the World Cup semi-finals earlier this summer.

Wenger told Corse Matin:

“Yes, he wants to do it, 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.”

Poyet’s outburst

DRESDEN, GERMANY – JULY 29: Head coach Gustavo Poyet of Real Betis looks on prior to the Bundeswehr Karriere Cup Dresden 2016 match between Werder Bremen and Real Betis at DDV-Stadion on July 29, 2016 in Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Gus Poyet has been suspended by Bordeaux following his outburst over the club’s sale of striker Gaetan Laborde.

Laborde was sold by the French club despite the Uruguayan requesting for the forward not to be offloaded this summer.

Poyet said:

“No I am not happy, It is one of my worst days at the club.

“What the club have done with Gaetan Laborde is a disgrace.

“I think we have to stop here. I told the club not to let him leave until we had bought someone else.

“They have not recruited and they let Laborde go. I arrived at 11.35am. Laborde was not here. He was in Montpellier. Nobody told me anything.”

 

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