Thierry Henry Arsenal legend, has turned down the offer of a coaching job with French club Bordeaux the 41-year-old Henry intended to say ‘no’ to Bordeaux at the start of next week because of the “lack of certainty over the club’s future.
However, Nicolas de Tavernost, the owner of Bordeaux until the end of September, said “all options are open” and that Henry could still be hired.
The club is in the process of firing previous manager Gus Poyet. The decision is still on hold till next week,” de Tavernost said. “We are working day and night to hire the best coach”. Henry decision will be know to the public next week if he will be the new Bordeaux manager or not as we keep our fingers crossed to the further notice.
Poyet was suspended by Bordeaux last week following a public row with the board over transfer dealings, and on Friday morning, the Uruguayan met president Stephane Martin at the club’s Chateau du Haillan base.
Bordeaux grabbed their first points of the season as they beat Monaco 2-1 at home on Sunday and the club’s owner insisted Thierry Henry could still join as coach.
Francois Kamano’s superb curled finish in second-half injury time added to the Guinean’s 48th-minute penalty for Bordeaux at the Matmut Atlantique.
That spot-kick had been cancelled out by Pietro Pellegri’s 63rd minute finish for Monaco but after Kamano’s late piece of brilliance they slipped to their first defeat of the season.
At the Velodrome, a spectacular headed own goal by Ramy Bensebaini rescued Marseille after they fell behind to Rennes. The match ended 2-2.