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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been in talks with the Bournemouth championship team to become their next manager as the Cherries look to replace Jason Tindall.
Tindall was relieved of duty on February 3 after a losing streak knocked them eight points out of the automatic promotion spots. The Bournemouth board has spent the last two weeks lining up the right candidate to guide them back to the Premier League, and it seems they have landed on a surprise date.
According to Sky sportsThe Cherries have spoken to Henry about the possibility of replacing Tindall, and the current CF Montreal manager could be set for a spectacular return to England.
The news of this renowned appointment may be of slight concern to Bournemouth fans, who will not be encouraged by his record on the touchline. Henry landed his first major role as assistant coach of the Belgian national team, but quickly moved up to management to become the head of Monaco in October 2018.
However, his time at the helm was short-lived, winning just four of his 20 games at the helm, a streak that left Monaco languishing in 19th place in Ligue 1 and on the brink of an unthinkable relegation.
Despite this poor managerial debut, MLS’s CF Montreal gave him a second chance, which ended 2020 in ninth position in the table.
Henry’s top priority will be getting Bournemouth back to the Premier League the first time he asks this season, in case he gets the job. The Cherries are looking to return to the top flight the first time they apply, but they have a task on their hands, and are currently sixth in the table.
This partnership will be considered a risk by many, who see Henry’s appointment as a possibility for Bournemouth to increase their global reputation rather than gambling on an experienced name to remove them from the Championship.