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According to the BBC’s Kris Temple (also the voice of England and Wembley), Thierry Henry is on the final list of candidates when Bournemouth approaches a new manager.
Temple reports that former Huddersfield and Schalke boss David Wagner is on the run, adding that Bournemouth is eager to start talks with Henry but requires permission from his current employers.
Henry has been in charge of the MLS Montreal Impact page since November 2019, in a reign that has produced iconic moments like this.
Montreal finished ninth out of 14 teams in the Eastern Conference in the 2020/21 campaign (they operate on a different schedule, season is over) and ninth out of 12 in 19/20.
Temple reiterates that the reports that Henry has been offered the job are “premature” at this time.
? #AFCB admin update:
I understand that Thierry Henry is on a final list, which also includes David Wagner. #AFCB they are eager to speak with Henry, but would need permission from their current employers, the Montreal side of MLS.
He reports that he was offered the job ahead of time.
– Temple of Kris (@kristemple) February 17, 2021
Bournemouth fired Jason Tindall, Eddie Howe’s former assistant turned successor, earlier this month.
Former England star Jonathan Woodgate is in charge of the site, winning twice and drawing one of his games in charge to date.
The Cherries are sixth in the Championship, and the South Coast team is looking to return to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity.
Henry is one of the best players to ever play this beautiful game, with the former striker starring for Arsenal, Barcelona, Monaco and Juventus in Europe before ending his career at the New York Red Bulls.
With all due respect to Montreal and MLS, a Championship job would be Henry’s first high-profile job since he was fired by the Monaco childhood club after just three months.