Thierry Henry has agreed to take over as the new manager of Bordeaux and wants to recruit his former Arsenal teammate Gilles Grimandi as his assistant.

The Ligue 1 club are searching for a replacement for Gus Poyet who was sacked earlier this week and subsequently branded the club’s board a ‘disgrace’.

Henry spent time learning his trade as an academy coach at Arsenal before playing a prominent role in Belgium’s run to the World Cup semi finals as Roberto Martinez’s assistant.

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RMC claim Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer is now ready to accept the challenge of succeeding Poyet and wants to be reunited with Grimandi who carved out a career as a scout during Arsene Wenger’s time at the north London club.

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Henry would be walking into a club in disarray following Poyet’s dismissal, however.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder was furious with the board’s decision to sell Gaetan Laborde without his knowledge, prompting the first team squad to boycott training.

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