Thierry Henry set to become new Bournemouth manager

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry looks on during Montreal Impact's clash with D.C. United
Thierry Henry will become Bournemouth’s new manager (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry is reportedly set to be appointed as Bournemouth’s new manager.

Jason Tindall was sacked by Bournemouth at the start of the month and senior first-team coach Jonathan Woodgate has been leading the side as caretaker boss over the last fortnight.

But the Cherries have been closing in on a replacement for Tindall with a host of big names understood to have held talks over the vacant position, including John Terry, Patrick Vieira, David Wagner and Henry.

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Bournemouth dismissed Tindall earlier this month (Picture: Getty)

According to The Mirror, Bournemouth are confident they are on the verge of reaching a full agreement with iconic former Arsenal striker, Henry, currently in charge of Montreal Impact.

The 43-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the MLS club back in November 2019 after a disappointing reign at Monaco.

Bournemouth’s primary goal has been to return to the Premier League following their relegation last year and Tindall – Eddie Howe’s successor at Dean Court – Henry looks set to take over the reins the team sitting sixth in the Championship table.

The Dorset outfit have won just one of their last seven league matches and play host to 21st-placed Rotherham United tonight.

Woodgate will take charge this evening – as he has done with Bournemouth’s last three games – and the ex-England defender is expecting an ‘extremely tough’ encounter with the Millers.

‘If you look at Rotherham’s form of late, they’ve won the last 3 away games and that’s difficult in the Championship.

‘They’re on form and have got a good manager, so we know it is going to be extremely tough.’

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