Thierry Henry has left his job at Montreal Impact, potentially setting up a move to Celtic to replace Neil Lennon.
The Bhoys, of course, are on the hunt for a replacement for Lennon, who elected to end his second spell with the Scottish champions yesterday.
A plethora of names have already been linked with the post, with Celtic remaining an attractive option for many despite their struggles this season.
Henry is one of those currently on the long list betting wise, standing as an outsider in the rankings, with odds of 28/1, 25/1 and 20/1 putting him far behind early favourites such as Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Roberto Martinez.
The French legend was recently linked with a return to the United Kingdom via Bournemouth, and looked extremely likely to take the position until Jonathan Woodgate was named as Jason Tindall’s replacement instead.
One hurdle to taking that job was the fact he was currently in charge of Montreal in America, but that situation has now changed.
L’Equipe journalist France Pierron reports that the Henry is ‘no longer’ coach at the club, with the former striker currently announcing the decision to his players.
ALERTE : Thierry Henry n'est plus l'entraîneur de Montreal. Le coach est en train de m'annoncer en ce moment même a ses joueurs. Choix familial.
— ⭐France⭐ Pierron (@francepierron) February 25, 2021
The reason for this departure is no made clear, although the journalist does state it was for ‘family reasons’ to leave the position.
Now, to be clear, there’s no mention of Celtic or him going for that job, and this could just be pure coincidence, but it’s a big one at that.
Henry, an outsider for the position but named among the bookies regardless, suddenly becoming available just a day after the job opened up is a coincidence that’s far too big to overlook.
Given Steven Gerrard’s success at Rangers, perhaps Celtic are eyeing up their own Premier League legend to get things back on track?