Breaking: Bournemouth are expected to announce Thierry Henry as their next manager

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Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry is expected to be announced as the new manager of Championship side Bournemouth.

According to The Mirror, Bournemouth believe they have found their new manager in Thierry Henry and should he agree to takeover at the Vitality Stadium it will be his first managerial job in England.

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The news has come as a shock to some people as fellow Premier League legends Patrick Vieira and John Terry were also both heavily linked to the job and fancied to take over.

Former Chelsea player and club legend John Terry was apparently one of the people being considered for the Bournemouth job according to the Daily Mail.

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The position at Bournemouth became available after the sacking of former manager Jason Tindall following a string of four straight Championship defeats earlier this year.

Terry wasn’t the only Premier League legend being linked with the job as former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has also been mentioned as a potential replacement for Tindall.

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Vieira was sacked in December by Nice and has also managed New York City FC and had previously been considered for the Newcastle United job.

It is understood that Bournemouth want an immediate return to the Premier League but due to tight finances they may not be able to attract a manager with enough experience to achieve their short-term goals.

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Henry has was assistant manager to Roberto Martinez while he was in charge of the Belgium national team and he also had a brief, unsuccessful stint in charge of hi former club AS Monaco.

Now it seems that it will be a Premier League legend who takes the job but it won’t be Terry or Vieira but Thierry Henry. More to follow…

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