Thierry agrees to coach Bordeaux

Author: Daily Mail
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry

Arsenal icon Thierry Henry has agreed to become the new manager of Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux.

According to French broadcaster RMC Sport, Henry will take over at Bordeaux, who have picked up zero points from their opening two Ligue 1 fixtures.  

Henry, who enjoyed a stellar club career with Arsenal and Barcelona, has been working as assistant coach of the Belgian national team.

The former France international - winner of the 1998 World Cup - replaces former Uruguay international Gus Poyet at the helm of the Ligue 1 side.   

Bordeaux recently suspended Poyet after an extraordinary press conference rant in which he criticised the club's transfer policy.  

Poyet reacted furiously when the club's press officer tried to put an end to the conference on Thursday, and went on to slam the decision to sell striker Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier in a £4.5million deal. 

And following the sudden news of Poyet, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed Henry wanted to take his first step into management at Bordeaux.  

'Yes, he wants to do it, he is intelligent and he has the qualities,' Wenger told Corse Matin.