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Thierry Henry in line for his first managerial role

Thierry Henry could be in line for his first managerial role, after Ligue 1 club Bordeaux suspended current boss Gus Poyet in a row over transfers.

The former Chelsea player landed himself in hot water after labelling the club a disgrace for selling one of his players, striker Gaetan Laborde to rivals Montpellier without his permission. He threatened to resign in protest, but his public outburst did not go down well with the club hierarchy, and now he has been suspended for a week, with discussions about his future set to be held once he has served his ban.

Now, according to L’Equippe that could open the door for Henry, who has opted to pursue a managerial career, after his success with the Belgium national team with whom, as assistant to Roberto Martinez, he helped guide to a third place finish in the World Cup.

Last month he was linked with the Aston Villa position, but, after new owners took charge of the Midlands club, they decided to retain the experienced Steve Bruce instead.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.