Arsenal legend and arguably our greatest ever player Thierry Henry is set to step foot in England again, if reports are to be believed.
The Cherries sacked Jason Tindall at the start of the month and have been on the lookout for a new boss. Multiple names have been linked with the role including former Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira, who is without a job at the moment.
That rumour died down as quickly as it came up, but the news regarding Henry could have some substance behind it. Multiple outlets are claiming that talks have begun between the two parties and there is a good chance that the king could return to England soon.
Good move for Bournemouth?
As a player, Henry was unbelievable. There aren’t many strikers in the history of the game that would even come close to being as good as he was in his prime. He made many of us fall in love with the game and he will always remain a hero to Arsenal supporters.
However, his managerial record has been very poor.
He was sacked after just three months at Monaco where he picked up just five wins in his first 20 games in charge. He is now at Montreal in the MLS, but his average of 1.07 points per game there is really underwhelming as well.
Bournemouth are taking a humongous risk with Henry but there is no reason why it won’t pay off. He knows the game as well as anybody and if he can get a bit of luck, he could turn them into a real force in the Championship.
Henry, if he lands the job, will get to work with former Gunner Jack Wilshere. It’s always good having someone you know well play under you, and that could potentially help him succeed at the Vitality.
Arsenal fans, predictably, are delighted with the news. Here’s how a few of them reacted on Twitter.