With Neil Lennon no longer manager of Celtic Football Club, plenty of rumours have come out the woodwork over who will come in to replace the Irishman. Interim manager John Kennedy will stand in for now, but the club will likely be broadening their search once the Scottish Premiership season comes to a close.
The Hoops have been linked to a number of high profile names, including Frank Lampard and Rafael Benitez. But one man who has pricked up a lot of ears is none other than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. Bookmakers have included the ex-striker in the running for those in line for the job, with odds as low as 12/1 being fared.
Dean Windass spoke to Football FanCast about the likelihood of Henry joining Celtic and discussed the French link between him and Odsonne Edouard, who has been linked to a move away from Parkhead in recent months.
“It probably will do,” the pundit said when asked whether Henry’s potential appointment would make a difference on Edouard’s future with the club. “But nobody knows. Edouard wants to go on and play Champions League football. But if Thierry comes in and has a little word and says ‘this is where I want you to be and you’ll be my main man’ then it might swing it.”
It was recently confirmed that Henry has left his position as manager of CF Montreal and will be returning from the US in order to be closer to his family. This in itself could hint that his next job will be in Europe and Celtic would certainly be a big project he could take on.
With the 43-year-old being a former France striker, he could nurture Edouard’s talent whilst he’s still young and also coach him towards his endeavour to transition from the French youth ranks to becoming a fully fledged senior international.