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Barcelona considering Thierry Henry as option to replace Ernesto Valverde - report

The Frenchman has admirers at the Camp Nou

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Ernesto Valverde’s future continues to make headlines and Monday brings a fresh rumor that former striker Thierry Henry is a possible option to replace the 55-year-old.

According to Sport, the Frenchman’s name is now in the frame despite his lack of top-level management experience.

The report reckons Henry has a great relationship with Eric Abidal, gets on well with Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets and of course the club’s French contingent.

He has the all-important Barca DNA, is a strong ambassador for the club and also seems to have an ally in president Josep Mari Bartomeu.

Of course his management record is not the greatest. He worked as an assistant to Roberto Martinez with Belgium and was fired from Monaco after just 19 games in charge.

He was appointed Montreal Impact boss in November on a two-year contract, but Barca expect to be able to snap him up if Valverde does indeed leave at the end of the season.

The report claims the club are not too bothered about his management record and cite Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique as examples of inexperienced coaches who have came in and won trophies.

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