It seems that negotiations between Thierry Henry and Bordeaux in relation to the role of manager have hit a snag as French media reports that the deal is on the verge of collapse.
Henry was scheduled to meet with the club today as they continue to search for a replacement for Gus Poyet. However, those talks are reported to have gone poorly and they are now said to be talking to Claudio Ranieri.
Per Canal, the deal has fallen through. However, RMC Sport do not go that far although they do confirm that Henry's demands for a €2 million yearly salary, significant family logistic demands and further recruitment have led to an impasse.
INFO #CFC : Thierry Henry a refusé le poste d'entraîneur des Girondins de Bordeaux. pic.twitter.com/q1JOJbpRs8
— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) August 26, 2018
The former Arsenal and French striker announced earlier this summer that he was stepping down in his role as Sky Sports pundit to focus on management. He worked as assistant coach to Belguim during the 2018 World Cup. Bordeaux have a reputation for developing former French players into coaches having approached Zinedine Zidane early in his career as well as being managed by Laurent Blanc and Eric Bedouet in the past.
On the field, the club won 2-1 against Monaco in Ligue 1 on Sunday but are rumoured to be keen to get a new manager in place.