Thierry Henry Agrees To Become New Bordeaux Coach

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has agreed to become the new head coach at French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

The 41-year-old is expected to be officially unveiled as Gus Poyet’s replacement at the club in the coming days.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea star Poyet was suspended from his role as head coach after criticising the club’s American owners.

Bordeaux have started the new league season is disastrous fashion after losing the first two games.

They were beaten 1-0 at home to Racing Strasbourg in their league opener before suffering a 2-1 reverse at Toulouse in week 2.

The former league champions face a tough game against Champions League campaigners AS Monaco at home this weekend.

Thierry Henry recently departed from his role as a pundit with Sky Sports and is currently an assistant coach to manager Roberto Martinez in the Belgium senior national team setup.

He was part of the Belgium contingent that finished third at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

The France World Cup winner (1998 on home soil) has already sounded out compatriot and former Gunners teammate Gilles Grimandi about becoming his assistant at Bordeaux.