CHERRIES have officially approached CF Montreal to ask permission to speak with Thierry Henry about the possibility of becoming the club's new boss, the Daily Echo understands.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that Cherries were keen to talk to Arsenal and France legend Henry about the vacancy and the Daily Echo understands that the club this afternoon contacted Montreal to formally ask if they can discuss the role with their manager.

Cherries are now awaiting a response from the MLS club.

Cherries have been without a permanent boss since February 3, when Jason Tindall was sacked following a run of four consecutive Championship defeats.

Jonathan Woodgate has since been in caretaker charge for the four subsequent matches, winning three and drawing one.

He is again set to be in the dugout for tomorrow's trip to QPR, but speaking this afternoon confirmed he had not been interviewed for the role on a full-time basis.

The Daily Echo understands Henry is not the only candidate still in the running for the role, with the interview process ongoing as the board continue to take their time in naming Tindall's successor.

Before taking over at Montreal in 2019, Henry also spent three months in charge of Monaco and was formerly an assistant to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team.