Is it time for the return of Thierry Henry?
The Arsenal legend has just been appointed the manager of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. However, I have no doubts that if he was offered the Arsenal job he would jump ship immediately.
It seemed inconceivable that I would not include the French maestro in a list of potential replacements for Emery. Even if he may not be the ideal choice.
Henry’s time in management has been short yet storied, he was assistant manager of Belgium for two years under Roberto Martinez, and they achieved some success together.
His stint at Belgium would have helped him learn how to manage big players including the likes of Eden Hazard.
They also played a relentless attacking football and if he brings that to this Arsenal side, the fans would be overly delighted.
He is immensely respected in football and he would be given a significant honeymoon period to get it right.
Let’s be honest, his first foray into management ended in absolute disaster with AS Monaco. That probably showed that he is not as yet ready for the big time.
Arsenal really does need an experienced proven coach, Henry is nowhere that right now.
The 42-year-old has a massive ego. That is not a criticism it is what made him such a great player. But it may not be an asset when dealing with players with very similar ego’s.
This is the fifteenth in a series of articles that I will be doing and all words are my own perception and opinion.