Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will now have to wait longer before he becomes a manager
Thierry Henry was linked with a Bordeaux last month after they suspended manager Gus Poyet for an outburst aimed at the club’s owners.
Having already resigned from his role with Sky Sports in order to focus on his dream of management, Henry was favorite to land the job
Henry held preliminary talks with Bordeaux’s new ownership group but it appears that the Arsenal legend’s wage demands were too high.
The former France international was back in the dugout for Belgium’s pair of victories in the international break and will continue in his role as Roberto Martinez’s assistant after negotiations with Bordeaux broke down.
“In each business, whether it be a football team, a shop or an insurance company, there are business plans,” head of GACP, Joe DaGrosa, told L’Equipe. “And sometimes that involves taking difficult decisions.
“We had hoped to reach an agreement with Thierry Henry, but sometimes reasonable people can disagree. That’s what happened.
“I have a lot of respect for him. He was a great player and he has a very interesting career plan, but we took a financial decision and not an emotional one.
“Thierry Henry perhaps had a bad impression of our talks but at the end of our meeting, we made it clear that it was we who were leaving the talks for financial reasons.
“There was no confusion on the matter.”