ARSENAL legends Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira are the favourites to take over as Bournemouth manager.
The Cherries sacked Jason Tindall earlier this month, placing Jonathan Woodgate in charge on an interim basis.
Now Bournemouth are set to decide between Gunners idols Henry and Vieira for the role.
But who would be the better man for the job?
Henry appears to be leading the race, but is currently employed elsewhere, with the 43-year-old Frenchman in charge of MLS side CF Montreal, formerly known as Montreal Impact.
The ex-Barcelona striker has previously served as No2 to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, while enduring an horrific three-month stint as Monaco chief.
Henry replaced Leonardo Jardim in October 2018 before swiftly being replaced by the very man he usurped in January 2019.
The 1998 World Cup winner is currently under contract at Montreal until the end of the 2021 season, with the option for a further year.
Vieira, meanwhile, is currently unemployed having been sacked by Nice in December following two-and-a-half years at the club.
Prior to his spell in France, the 44-year-old and former team-mate of Henry, served as New York City FC boss for a further two-and-a-half years following four years as youth coach at Manchester City.
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In all, Vieira won 44.4 per cent of his games at NYCFC and 39.3 per cent of his Nice matches.
Henry won just 20 per cent of his matches at Monaco, while managing a win-rate of just 31 per cent at CF Montreal, losing 16 of his 29 games in charge.
As a player, Vieira won 19 trophies to Henry's 18 – with the former winning one additional Premier League title and also enjoying a trophy-laden stint at Inter Milan.
Despite a three-year spell at Barcelona, Henry was unable to catch old pal Vieira in the trophy hunt.
However, Henry did finish second and third in 2003 and 2006 Ballons d'Or respectively and was named Premier League Player of the Season twice, to Vieira's one individual PL honour.
Speaking on pundit duty for BeIN Sports during Wednesday's Champions League action, Arsene Wenger was asked for his thoughts on his former Arsenal players going for the job.
The 71-year-old said: "I knew a little bit about Patrick Vieira, when he was in the frame, but Thierry Henry, being at Montreal, I didn't expect him to leave.
"But it's a good club, Bournemouth, and I think a good test as well for somebody.
"They have good players and they work well, so I think it's a great platform for a young manager to show that he can do it in England enough to go to the Premier League."
Former boss Eddie Howe as well as Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and John Terry have also been linked with the Bournemouth job.
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