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Thierry Henry holds talks to become new Egypt boss

Thierry Henry to replace Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager
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Thierry Henry has reportedly held talks with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) in becoming the new manager of the national football team

The Arsenal legend was an assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez at this summer’s World Cup, which saw the Red Devils claim their best ever finish in the tournament following their 2-0 win over England in the third-place playoff game.

Now former goalkeeper Nader El-Sayed, who works as an agent these days, is claiming to have held discussions with Henry’s agent over replacing the departed Hector Cuper as the new Egypt manager.

“We had a meeting with Thierry Henry’s agent in London, and (EFA board member) Hazem Emam was present,” said El-Sayed, according to talkSPORT.

“Henry is waiting for the EFA’s project for the team before deciding on the offer, apart from the economic aspect.”

Henry has left his punditry role at Sky Sports in order to pursue a coaching role for the new season.