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Bordeaux are interested in appointing Arsenal legend Henry as their next manager, with Petkovic facing the sack.

Thierry Henry is apparently being reintroduced to management following Bordeaux’s contact to him about being the club’s next manager.

The French team is in freefall and on the verge of relegation following four consecutive defeats, including a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Rennes last time out, which has left Vladimir Petkovic on the verge of being dismissed.

According to French news agency RMC Sport, Henry has maintained’regular communication’ with the Ligue 1 team, with club president Gerard Lopez naming Henry as his No. 1 managerial priority if Petkovic is dismissed.

The story continues by stating that Petkovic will need to defeat Strasbourg this weekend in order to retain his job.

It is unknown whether Henry, who is presently an assistant coach for Belgium, would return to management following the Qatar World Cup at the end of the year.

While a relegation battle may deter the Frenchman, frequent communication with the Ligue 1 club may help persuade him.

Henry would not be the first Ligue 1 player to find himself in the midst of a relegation struggle.

After taking over as Monaco manager in October 2018, the wheels came off as he won only four of his first 20 games, before being ousted 15 months later.

He left Monaco in the relegation zone, but recovered and enjoyed a more successful stay in Major League Soccer with the Montreal Impact.

Henry rejoined Belgium’s coaching staff for Euro 2020 and continues to serve as a commentator in addition to his assistant coach duties.

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