Wenger Reveals Henry Has Gotten A New Job
Thierry Henry is set to take his first step into management and guess who has made that revelation…Arsene Wenger! Wenger coached Henry at both Monaco and Arsenal and reveals his former player is set to get his first managerial role, becoming the head coach of Ligue 1 side, Bordeaux.
“Yes, he wants to do it, he is intelligent and he has the qualities,” said Wenger.
Henry, a World Cup winner with France in 1998, is set to replace 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.
The former Sunderland manager 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, Wenger revealed Henry wanted to take his first step into management at Bordeaux. “The existential question that we always ask ourselves is whether we are ready to sacrifice our life for the coaching profession.
“Being passionate is selfish work. When you are passionate, you steal your time from those whom you love and to whom you could have given much more.”
Henry has been working as assistant coach of the Belgian national team where he became assistant manager back in 2016, working alongside manager Roberto Martinez. The 41-year-old helped guide the Red Devils to the semi-final of the World Cup in Russia, before winning the third-place play-off against England.
In July, Henry quit his role as a pundit on Sky Sports in order to achieve his ambitions of becoming manager. And now it appears the Arsenal great has got his wish.
Interestingly, when Wenger’s exit from Arsenal was announced before the end of the last season, Henry’s name popped up as a possible replacement for his former boss, even though the Gunners hierarchy settled for Unai Emery in the end.
He has also been linked with a host of coaching jobs across Europe, but looks set to now settle for the Bordeaux job and will be looking to make his mark and possibly follow in the footsteps of former France teammate, Zinedine Zidane, who coached Real Madrid to three Champions League titles and one La Liga crown before leaving at the end of last season.