Henry Thierry has turned down the offer to become manager at FC Girondins de Bordeaux.
Henry broke off negotiations with Bordeaux on Tuesday despite his growing interest in leading a top-class football club. Media reports claims he was rejected due to his “outrageous” demands.
The Ligue 1 outfit, however, noted that its management is working day and night towards finding the “best possible coach.”
It is yet unclear where Henry’s next point of call will be. The Arsenal legend recently left his pundit duties for a career in management. He was pivotal on Belgium’s amazing run at the 2018 World Cup and has been a priority to M6 (new club owners) until they rejected most of his demands.
Henry, who started his coaching career as an assistant to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez in 2016, had demanded an annual salary of £1.8m, improved family logistic package, and freedom to recruit more players.
According to L’Equipe, the former France international footballer left Bordeaux due to some “unsatisfying promises” offered by General American Capital Partners (GACP), which will eventually acquire the French club in September.
Media reports confirm Henry, 41, will meet with Bordeaux management on Sunday as the French continues their search for Gus Poyet’s replacement.
Claudio Ranieri, a Premier League winner with Leicester City, will “most likely” take up the job.
More on Henry move to Bordeaux breaking down. New owners (-to-be) GACP baulked at Henry's 200k per month salary demand (he is, after all, a new coach), allied to commission for his agent (David Dein's son) and arrangements for his family.
— Jeremy Smith (@jeremysmith98) August 28, 2018
‘Bordeaux will not make a decision until next week,’ club owner Nicolas de Tavernost said, adding that the French club is working day and night to have the best coach possible.
‘It’s not easy [to find a capable hand],’ Tavernost noted.