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Thierry Henry Lands His First Job In Management

Thierry Henry Lands His First Job In Management

Can he handle the pressure, etc.

Reports suggest that Thierry Henry is officially a manager: he has taken over at Ligue Un club Bordeaux this morning. The club have been looking for a manager since Gus Poyet was sacked last week after a wild rant at the board over the sale of Gaetan Laborde, in which Poyet raged about decrying betrayal like a Uruguayan Lear.

The club have decided to take the risk on Henry, who has yet to take a senior gig by himself.

Last season, Henry mixed his duties as part of the bland half of Sky's Premier League coverage with a role as Roberto Martinez' assistant with Belgium. That Belgium did so well at the World Cup boosted Henry's profile as a coach, and he announced shortly after that he would leave Sky to focus on becoming a manager full-time.

It hasn't taken long, as RMC in France report that Henry has taken the job as Bordeaux have assured him that there is money to spend in the final days of the transfer window. Bordeaux sold their best player, Malcolm, to Barcelona earlier this summer.

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If he is appointed this week, Henry's first game will be against his first professional side: Monaco.

Another date for the diary will be October 27th, when Bordeaux face Nice in a game that will see Henry occupy the touchline alongside his former captain Patrick Vieira.

[Eurosport]

See Also: Reports: Stephen Ireland Linked With Move To Bundesliga

Gavin Cooney
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