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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry set to be named new Bournemouth manager

FOOTBALL By Mirror | February 17th 2021
 In this file photo taken on October 24, 2018 Monaco's French head coach Thierry Henry looks on ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Club Brugge KV and AS Monaco FC at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Bournemouth believe they have convinced Thierry Henry to become their new manager.

The 43-year-old, currently the manager of Major League Soccer club Montréal, is top of a strong list of candidates, including Henry’s former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira, John Terry and former Huddersfield boss David Wagner.

Jason Tindall, who took over from Eddie Howe after the Cherries were relegated, was sacked by Bournemouth two weeks ago.

He had spent time working as an assistant to Roberto Martinez in the Belgium setup, before taking over at Monaco in 2018.

The France international was named boss at Montreal in November 2019, signing a two-year contract

Jonathan Woodgate is currently in temporary charge of the Cherries and has overseen wins over Birmingham and Burnley, along with a goalless draw with Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

He is due to remain in the Vitality Stadium dug out for Wednesday night's clash with Rotherham.

When asked about what he knew about the job, Woodgate said: “Not at the minute, I just think they are interviewing different managers and looking forward, they will look to appoint someone whenever they feel is right.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Quarter Final - Brazil vs Belgium - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - July 6, 2018 Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after the match with assistant coach Thierry Henry [REUTERS/Sergio Perez]

“At the minute, I’m here and I’ve got Rotherham to prepare for.

“I have no idea who is being interviewed or what time people are getting interviewed – I’m just concentrating on the next game.”

And when quizzed on a timing of a decision he added: “I haven’t a clue to be honest with you. I’m not too sure. I am just prepared for Rotherham.

“If they make a decision, they do, if they don’t then we get on with it.

“I’m looking to the Rotherham game. That’s as far as it goes. If I’m told to do the QPR game, then I will do the QPR game. As far as it goes to me at the minute, it’s just the Rotherham game. I’ve told the players that.

“The next game is the most important one and that’s Rotherham - that’s as far as I’ll look.

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