Arsenal icon Thierry Henry in line to take over as Bournemouth boss

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is in line to be named the new manager at Championship side Bournemouth.

The Frenchman is regarded as one of the most successful Premier League players in history, scoring 226 goals in 370 appearances to help win an Invincibles title.

And the 43-year-old has been experimenting in management, currently at MLS side CF Montreal after a dismal 20-game spell with Monaco.

But The Mirror have reported that fans of the former forward could see him again soon on the south coast.

Henry is top of Bournemouth’s list after Eddie Howe’s successor Jason Tindall was dismissed at the start of February as the club sat eight points off automatic promotion following their relegation.

The Bournemouth board are recommending to owner Maxim Demin that the Arsenal icon is appointed in the near future.

It puts the Frenchman ahead of some big names including ex-Gunners team-mate Patrick Vieira, John Terry and former Huddersfield boss David Wagner.

Henry would bring years of title-winning experience on the pitch to the Vitality Stadium, with the 1998 World Cup and 12 major honours under his belt.

His coaching journey began in north London, working with the youth squad alongside punditry duties at Sky Sports.

When he gained coaching qualifications, the Frenchman was offered the U18 job and was ready to take the offer.

But Arsene Wenger over-ruled the decision, wanting a full-time coach for the job instead.

And it saw Roberto Martinez come calling after securing the job as Belgium’s national manager in 2017.

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  • He played a key role in getting them to a third-place finished at the 2018 World Cup before heading to Monaco the same year.

    In his first managerial role, it all went wrong within 20 games as he left the club one place worse than the 18th they were in before.

    After 10 months out, he signed the two-year contract with Montreal which Bournemouth hope to get Henry out of.

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