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Henry No Longer Favourite for Bournemouth Job

Caretaker boss Woodgate now installed as 1⁄3-on favourite.

Thierry Henry could stay put at Montreal after all.....

The clearest sign yet emerged this afternoon, that Thierry Henry may well stay put at CF Montreal.

The Frenchman listed as narrowly as 1/8-on earlier today, has drifted out to 3/1 with SkyBet, as money comes in favouring current caretaker-manager, Jonathan Woodgate to get the job. Woodgate has now been installed as the 1/3-on favourite.

There has also been support for former Huddersfield manager David Wagner whose odds also shortened. Wagner is now listed as 8/1 third favourite.

After presiding over Bournemouth’s 1-2 Championship defeat (his first in five since stepping in) at Queen’s Park Rangers this afternoon, Woodgate (41) said he had ‘no idea’ if he would be in charge for the club’s next game against Cardiff City on Wednesday night.

According to the Bournemouth Daily Echo, The Cherries contacted CF Montreal for permission to speak with Henry about the vacant position and were awaiting a response.

Given the fairly dramatic move in the betting market it’s possible that with Henry under contract, the Stade Saputo outfit refused permission. Although of course there are many other factors which could have caused fluctuation in the market.

Former Leeds, Real Madrid and Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate (left) is the new favourite for the Bournemouth job. Woodgate is the current caretaker manager of the side, since Jason Tindall’s sacking....

Asked after the defeat at QPR whether he would now go back to the board and see what the situation is for the Cardiff game, Woodgate told the Bournemouth Daily Echo: “To be honest with you, I have no idea. I have no idea what’s happening with it.

“We will just have to see what the board say next.

“It can be unsettling for the players and the fans but there is nothing we can really do about it.

“I’ve just got to get on with it and keep my own councel and look to do the best for the club.”

Quizzed on when he would next speak with the club’s board, Woodgate replied: “I’m presuming soon I think – I hope. I haven’t spoken to them yet.”

Asked whether that would be this weekend, Woodgate said: “I hope so, but I couldn’t tell you.”

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