Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has emerged as a shock target for the English Championship side AFC Bournemouth.
Bournemouth has been in the market for a manager following the sacking of Jason Tindal last month with a series of names having been muted for that role.
The Guardian now reports that the Cherries has identified Henry as the top candidate to take charge as their new head coach with the Frenchman currently in charge of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in the USA.
Henry has been in charge of Montreal over the past two and a half years and it appears that he is now open to taking up his first job in English football despite having not had the best outings in his managerial career; first with Monaco and then Montreal.
Apart from Henry, former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has been linked with the job so is John Terry who is said not to be keen on leaving Aston Villa just yet. Henry’s former Arsenal teammate Patrick Vieira has been linked with the vacancy.
Following Tindal’s sacking, the club appointed Jonathan Woodgate on an interim basis with the new man in charge yet to taste defeat; other reports indicating that he might be handed the job permanently.
Woodgate took charge of the team in their 1-0 win over Rotherham on Wednesday.