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Thierry Henry in the running to become new Wales boss – reports

The France legend is in the running to become the next Wales boss.

Thierry Henry

Football icon Thierry Henry is being considered as the next Wales boss, according to the BBC.

Rob Page was relieved of his duties last week after three-and-a-half years in charge after failing to qualify for Euro 2024.

There is reportedly no rush to appoint a successor, but Henry – who is preparing to lead France at the Paris Olympics this summer – is high on the list of targets.

The former Arsenal striker has managed Monaco and Montreal Impact previously and is in charge of France’s Under-21 side.

It would be the highest-profile appointment since Ryan Giggs was given the job in 2018.

Wales would not be able to provide Henry with a competitive salary that would likely see the Frenchman continue his media duties with American broadcaster CBS.

Former Welsh international Robert Earnshaw was discussing the potential move on Elis James’ Feast of Football Podcast and says he is not sure whether the 46-year-old would want the gig.

He said: “I spent some time with Thierry on the coaching course a couple of years ago because he was on the Welsh FA course.

“He knows [FAW chief football officer] David Adams and the set-up, and he understands Welsh football.

“The one thing that stood out when I was sat with Thierry was his football brain is brilliant.

“With France Under-21s and the Olympic team, he understands young players. He would raise the bar and the level.

“I don’t know whether he would want it. I could see someone like Thierry doing it. His football brain is brilliant, he’s so sharp, advanced and has got great ideas.”

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.