Thierry Henry is set to become Bordeaux’s new manager, after leaving his role in TV punditry earlier this summer.

French outlet RMC broke the news this morning that Henry has agreed to take over the manager job at the Ligue 1 club.

There had been some speculation in the French media that another candidate was emerging as a strong rival to the former Arsenal man, but it appears those reports were wide of the mark. Either that or Henry’s agreement put them to bed.

This will be the 41-year-old’s first job in club management, as he’s worked as an assistant for the Belgium National Team so far in his post-playing career. For a while Henry combined that with a TV role on Sky Sports, but he announced earlier this summer that he was giving that up to focus on his “long term ambition to become a football manager”.

At the start of August, Henry insisted he hadn’t held any discussions with any club or national association, but it seems Bordeaux deciding to sack Gus Poyet changed things.

Bordeaux have three major matches coming up in the next 7 days, with two legs of their Europa League qualification tie against Gent and a Ligue 1 fixture against Henry’s former club Monaco in the middle.