Thierry Henry is reported to have begun preliminary talks with Bordeaux over their managerial role.
Gus Poyet was suspended as boss last week after criticising the Ligue 1 club’s transfer policy, labelling Gaetan Laborde’s move to Montpellier ‘a disgrace’ after it was agreed without his knowledge.
Sky Sports says Henry’s representatives have opened discussions with Bordeaux over taking over.
Former Sky Sports pundit Henry has served as Roberto Martinez’s assistant with Belgium, but the ex-Arsenal striker’s interest in the Bordeaux role was revealed by Arsene Wenger.
“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.”
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