JONATHAN Woodgate insisted he hoped to speak with Cherries’ board this weekend after admitting he had “no idea” whether he was going to be in charge of the club’s next game.

The Dorset club were beaten 2-1 at Queens Park Rangers earlier today – the first loss of caretaker manager Woodgate’s current five-game spell at the helm.

Despite the defeat, the 41-year-old is now the odds-on favourite to land the permanent position with bookmakers SkyBet.

The Daily Echo understands Cherries had contacted MLS outfit Montreal to speak with Thierry Henry about the vacant position.

The former Arsenal star, who was as short at 1/8 earlier today, is now a 7/4 shot to take the role.

Cherries are set to host Cardiff City in the Championship on Wednesday night.

Asked after the defeat at QPR whether he would now go back to the board and see what the situation would be for the Cardiff game, Woodgate told the 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.”