Arsenal icon Henry in contention to succeed Poyet at Bordeaux

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The former France international, who is currently part of Roberto Martinez's coaching team with Belgium, is looking to get into management

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is being considered by Bordeaux to replace Gus Poyet, with Goal of the understanding that the Frenchman has enquired about the project.

The iconic frontman, who also represented Juventus and Barcelona during his playing days, is currently part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching team with Belgium.

That role saw the 1998 World Cup winner return to a global showpiece over the summer in Russia.

He helped Belgium to a third-place finish before deciding to quit his punditry posts for 2018-19 in order to focus on coaching.

The 40-year-old is eager to get into management and could be offered a first post back in his homeland having previously been linked with Aston Villa during pre-season.

Bordeaux are set to find themselves with a void to fill after suspending Poyet in the wake of comments from the Uruguayan criticising the club.

Henry is intrigued by the role and has asked questions about it.

It is understood that he is the preferred option for incoming owners General American Capital Partners (GACP).

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American businessman Joseph DaGrosa and his GACP partners are set to take control of the Ligue 1 outfit in September.

The billionaire investor already has financial interests in MLS, where Henry brought down the curtain on his playing career with the New York Red Bulls.

DaGrosa has floated the idea of bringing the former striker on board, with Bordeaux now weighing up their options ahead of a trip to Toulouse on Sunday.

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