Thierry Henry could be confirmed as Bournemouth’s new boss as early as next week.
The Cherries have made an official approach to the Arsenal legend’s club, CF Montreal, for talks.
Bournemouth’s hierarchy have already decided 43-year-old Henry is the man to succeed Jason Tindall who was sacked two weeks ago. Russian owner Maxim Demin has given his blessing for the move to go ahead.
Jonathan Woodgate, who has now racked up three wins from his four games in caretaker charge, will remain in the dug out for Saturday’s game against QPR.
But, barring a change of heart, Bournemouth hope to be in a position to confirm the capture of Henry in a huge coup for the club.
With the club sixth in the Championship, Henry will be tasked with building on Woodgate’s work and securing a return to the Premier League.
The Frenchman was sacked just three months into his first job at Monaco in 2018.
But he moved to Montreal in November 2019 and, in his first season, led them to the play-offs for the first time since 2016. They were eventually eliminated by New England Revolution.