Thierry Henry has agreed a deal that will see him take over as new head coach of Bordeaux.
The Ligue 1 side have been without a manager since canning fellow Premier League alumni Gus Poyet over the weekend for having the temerity to publicly complain about the ineptitude of the club’s board.
According to ESPN, who cite French outlets RMC and L’Equipe, Henry has agreed “in principle” to step into Poyet’s wake and thus begin his managerial career proper, having served as assistant to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez at the World Cup.
Whether he’ll be in situ for Bordeaux’s next game (a Europa League playoff against Gent on Thursday) is unknown but it might be worth noting that Les Girondins are due to play OGC Nice on 27th October – Nice, of course, currently coached by Patrick Vieira.
Should be interesting.