Thierry Henry, the legend of Arsenal and France, is set to be named as the new manager of Championship side Bournemouth.
Bournemouth claims, according to The Mirror, they have found their next boss in Thierry Henry and it would be his first managerial job in England if he decides to take over at the Vitality Stadium.
As fellow Premier League legends Patrick Vieira and John Terry were both closely linked to the job and decided to take over, the news came as a shock to some people.
According to the Daily Mail, former Chelsea player and club hero John Terry was reportedly one of the people being considered for the Bournemouth job.
After the sacking of former manager Jason Tindall following a series of four consecutive Championship defeats earlier this year, the vacancy at Bournemouth became open.
Terry was not the only legend of the Premier League associated with the job, as former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira was also named as Tindall’s possible replacement.
Vieira was sacked by Nice in December and managed New York City FC as well, and was previously considered for the Newcastle United job.
It is known that Bournemouth wants an immediate return to the Premier League, but they may not be able to hire a manager with ample experience to meet their short-term goals due to tight finances.
When he was in charge of the Belgian national team, Henry was Roberto Martinez’s assistant manager and he also had a short, ineffective spell in charge of the former AS Monaco club.
It now seems like the legend of the Premier League is going to take the job, but it’s not going to be Terry or Vieira, but Thierry Henry. More to be followed…