Arsene Wenger claims Thierry Henry wants to manage Bordeaux

Arsene Wenger claims Thierry Henry wants to manage Bordeaux

- Arsene Wenger says Henry wants to take over coaching role at Bordeaux

- Current boss Gus Poyet has been suspended by the French club

- Henry was a member of Belgium's coaching staff at the World Cup

France World Cup ace and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will accept the offer to take over the helms of affairs at French Ligue 1 campaigners Bordeaux.

According a UK Daily Star report, immediate past Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, revealed that Gunners record goalscorer is eager to take charge should Gus Poyet take a bow.

The French topflight side Bordeaux suspended current boss Poyet on Friday after he branded the club a ‘disgrace’ following the Europa League victory over Mariupol.

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Poyet was furious after one of his forwards, Gaetan Laborde, was sold to fierce rivals Montpellier without informing him.

Poyet insists he no longer has the desire to continue’ at Bordeaux and Wenger maintains Henry is ready to take on the role.

"Yes, he wants to do it," the former Gunners boss 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.

"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, who was part of Belgium's technical crew at the Summer World Cup in Russia, was expected to take over the coaching role at Championship side Aston Villa in the summer before their new owners decided to keep current boss Steve Bruce.

Thierry Henry Henry wants to manage Bordeaux- claims Arsene Wenger

Gus Poyet has been suspended by Bordeaux. Photo credit: Getty Images

Speaking on the sudden exit of Laborde, Poyet said: “What happened with Gaetan Laborde is a disgrace.

“I asked the club not to sell him until we bring in another player. They didn’t listen to me, they let Laborde leave.

“We arrived at the hotel today at 11.45am, Laborde was not there. We called him, he was at Montpellier. Nobody said anything to us. I will discuss with my agent and then make a decision.”

Switching focus to his own career, Wenger says he is yet to decide on the next line of duty, after 22 years stay at Arsenal.

"I decided not to decide," said the 68-year-old maintained. "I was intoxicated for such a long time that I promised myself not to make any decisions before September.

"When you have been as busy as I have been, you always fear a little emptiness. But I quickly organised myself in this new stage of my life, I do a lot of sport, here I eat with my friends.

Thierry Henry Henry wants to manage Bordeaux- claims Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger says Henry wants to take over at Bordeaux. Photo credit: Getty Images

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"I talk a lot too, I can sit for hours contemplating the horizon, I read every day."

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry denied entering discussions with any club or national team after being linked with a move to become head coach of Egypt national team.

Last month, the former France international left his role as television pundit so as for him to focus on a career in managing a club or national side.

There have been reports that Henry who scored 228 goals in 376 appearances for the Gunners had talks with the Egyptian Football Federation for the possibility of him to become their next coach.

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