Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry will not become the new man in charge at Bournemouth after the Championship side confirmed caretaker coach Jonathan Woodgate will remain in the hot seat for the rest of the season.
The CF Montreal coach was reportedly in the running to replace the sacked Jason Tindall and was interviewed for the coaching vacancy at the ‘Cherries’.
But the rumours were dashed by Bournemouth on Sunday morning as they said that interim coach Woodgate has done well enough to retain his position until the end of the season.
“Woodgate’s professionalism and leadership have impressed the board of directors since taking on the role of caretaker manager in difficult circumstances,” said Bournemouth’s chief executive Neill Blake.
“The team’s performances and results have improved under his stewardship, and even our defeat at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday was a display which deserved a better result.
“As we head into a crucial part of the season, stability and clarity is of paramount importance for everyone at the club.
“With that in mind, and having concluded an extensive search for a new manager, we believe Jonathan is the best candidate to lead the team for the final 15 games of the season,” added Blake.
Results have improved since Woodgate’s arrival, where he has picked up three wins in five matches, solidifying the Cherries’ position in the top six.
Bournemouth will be hoping to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League to avoid the risky playoffs as they currently sit only eight points behind second-place Brentford.
For Henry, it appears he will remain in charge of CF Montreal for the foreseeable future as he looks to work on his reputation as a coach following his disastrous spell at the helm of Monaco in 2018 and 2019.
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By FARPost Reporter