Thierry Henry is of course an Arsenal and Premier League legend. The clubs all-time record goalscorer is obviously held in very high-esteem at the north London club. It seems there is no doubt that he loves his former club.
Henry is pretty busy at the moment working as a pundit for Sky Sports, while also being on Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff with the Belgium national team. He is gaining coaching experience and has high hopes for his future coaching career.
Wants to manage Arsenal
Henry was all set to become a coach of the Arsenal under-18 team. However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger decided the former Arsenal forward could not combine his role as a Sky pundit with the coaching role, so Henry turned the job down.
It seems he has bigger aspirations anyway. He told French media outlet RMC: “I’m living my dream from day to day,”
“The first time I scored a goal, it was like ‘Oh, I scored a goal!’ I lived my dream.
“I will not say no [to coaching Arsenal one day]. If I say no, I would be lying. I have to respect that there are people who are in place there already. I have not done anything as a coach [yet].
“What I feel for Arsenal is true and [I have felt it] for a long time. I’m not going to say it does not make me cold or hot. I think about it, but I’m far from it.”
He obviously has a long way to go and a lot to learn as a coach. As a pundit he does often come across as knowledgeable and very passionate about the game. If he did become a coach and then be appointed Arsenal boss in the future he would be a popular appointment that is for sure.
Great players do not always make great bosses, just look at the likes of former Arsenal greats like Tony Adams and Paul Merson who failed in their careers.
Way down the list to be the next Arsenal boss
It would be childish to believe that Thierry Henry should be considered as the next Arsenal boss, despite question marks over the future of current boss Arsene Wenger. The veteran French boss’s contract expires in the summer and there has been no indication of whether he will stay at the club or not.
Thierry Henry is odds of 25/1 to become the next Gunners boss. Something tells me he may have to wait awhile longer to sit in the boss’s career at Arsenal.
Will Thierry Henry become Arsenal boss at some point in the near future?