Vieira: Henry's arrival would be very good for Bordeaux.

Henry is being tipped to take over from Poyet at Bordeaux

Patrick Vieira has given his backing to Thierry Henry, saying the 41-year-old will be a "very good" appointment for Bordeaux.

According to widespread reports, the former Arsenal forward has held talks with the Ligue 1 club over their vacant managerial role after they suspended Gus Poyet last week.

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"It would be very good for Bordeaux," Vieira, the current manager of Nice, said of Henry.

"It would be very good for him. It would be very good for Ligue 1 because of his notoriety. I know he's someone who really wants to be a coach and he has the means to succeed.

"He has had a lot of experiences. I think it would be a great thing for football because he has a lot to contribute and a lot to give."

The former France international left his role as a Sky Sports pundit this summer in order to focus on a new career.

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