Thierry Henry reportedly emerges as candidate to replace Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona

Thierry Henry reportedly emerges as candidate to replace Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona

Thierry Henry has reportedly been tipped as a strong candidate to replace embattled Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde at the Nou Camp.

Ernesto Valverde's current contract with Barcelona will expire at the end of the season, and there are options for the club to extend his stay if they want to.

But there have been reports that Barcelona chiefs do not want to keep the 55-year-old at the Nou Camp beyond the current season in Spain.

The club are expected to reach a decision on whether to extend the stay of Valverde or allow him to walk away after the expiration of his contract.

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And according to the report, Barcelona have a number of names in which Thierry Henry is among possible candidate to replace Valverde.

Barcelona believe that their next coach must have a clear understanding of the identity and playing traditions of their illustrious club.

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Henry who played for Barcelona between 2007 and 2010 is a popular figure at the Camp Nou and he could be making a return to the side where he won Champions League.

Meanwhile, Barcelona chiefs should be aware that Henry's first managerial career at Monaco flopped as he won just four games out of his 20.

Earlier, had reported how Barcelona fans seem to have turned their backs on their manager Ernesto Valverde despite sitting atop of the Spanish League table mid-way into the season.

The Catalans are two points better than their arch-rivals Real Madrid after the first 18 games this campaign.

However, the club's supporters are hoping the 55-year-old will not extend his contract owing to his struggles to get results.

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