Wenger claims Arsenal legend wants manager job at Ligue 1 giants

Date published: Monday 20th August 2018 8:47

Arsene Wenger has claimed that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is keen on taking the vacant Bordeaux job.

Gus Poyet has been sacked as manager of the Ligue 1 side after labelling the club a “disgrace”.

The former Brighton and Sunderland star was left furious after striker Gaetan Laborde was sold to Montpellier without his knowledge.

Henry meanwhile currently has the assistant role with Belgium, who finished third at World Cup 2018, but Wenger believes he wants to become number one.

“He wants to do it,” the veteran boss told Corse Matin.

“He is intelligent and he has the qualities. But the question that we always ask ourselves is whether we are ready to sacrifice our lives for the coaching profession.”

Wenger remained coy on his future plans, having stepped down from his reign at the Gunners after over 20 years at the helm.

“I’ve decided not to decide,” he admitted. “I was intoxicated for so long that I made a promise to make no decision until September.

“We can even talk about it being a rehab since it’s the first time in 35 years that I’ve not been in charge of a team at the start of the season.”

 

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