Arsenal’s chief scout in France, Gilles Grimandi, could join Thierry Henry’s backroom staff if the Gunners legend becomes the next coach at Bordeaux.
Henry has agreed a deal in principle to become the next coach of Bordeaux, who sacked Gus Poyet last week after his tirade against the club hierarchy in a press conference.
The Arsenal legend will hold further talks and the club are looking to finalise an agreement as soon as possible as they look to bring in a new coach in the coming days.
Henry is already looking at potential names who could form his backroom staff at Bordeaux and one of his former Arsenal team-mates could join him at the Ligue 1 club.
According to French radio station RMC, Arsenal’s current chief scout in France, Grimandi, is in line to join Henry’s proposed coaching staff at Bordeaux.
A former Arsenal defender, the 47-year-old has been the club’s chief scout in France over the years and his name was touted when they were looking for a director of football recently.
Henry and Grimandi played alongside each other at Arsenal and the former striker is claimed to be eyeing him as his possible right hand man at Bordeaux.
The former Gunner’s move to Bordeaux is far from finalised and the club hierarchy could still veto the move if they can’t find an agreement.