Montreal’s Thierry Henry Linked with Bournemouth Job

Thierry Henry. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

CF Montreal head coach and French legend Thierry Henry could depart from Major League Soccer after just one season. According to multiple reports, English Championship side Bournemouth is targeting Henry for their managerial vacancy and are prepared to engage in negotiations with the 43-year-old coach.

Reportedly, nothing is done yet, but it is believed that Henry would also be interested in taking the job under the right conditions.

Henry, who previously coached Monaco and was Belgium’s national team assistant, took over Montreal ahead of the 2020 MLS season. He had a semi-successful first campaign, guiding the team to No. 9 in the Eastern Conference and a play-in tournament appearance.

While Henry is their preferable choice, Bournemouth cast a wide net while looking for Jason Tindall’s successor. Also in the running is the club’s interim manager Jonathan Woodgate, an ex-NYCFC head coach and Henry’s former teammate. In addition, they may target Patrick Vieira or David Wagner, who previously coached Huddersfield and Schalke 04.

Bournemouth’s ambitions this season was supposed to be a swift return to their Premier League prominence after they were relegated from the top flight in 2019-20. This proved to be a more difficult task than expected, as the club is currently No. 6 in and eight points behind the place that carries a direct promotion.