Posted on July 18, 2018 by ADMIN

Thierry Henry begins long road to becoming Arsenal manager?

When it was revealed that Arsene Wenger was leaving Arsenal, there were many supporters of both of our ex-players Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira coming back to the club as manager.

Vieira had already started over in New York City FC, but Henry has only been working as a part-timer really as assistant coach to the Belgium national side, who beat England in the Third Place Playoffs.

Now the World Cup is over Henry has decided to give up his job as a pundit to go all out for a manager’s role, and he tweeted: “Over the last 4 years I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football. These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long term ambition to become a football manager.

“It is with sadness, therefore, that I have decided that I must leave @SkySports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey to achieving that goal.

“I would like to thank everyone at Sky for making me feel so welcome and at ease throughout my time with them and I wish them all the best for the future. Great memories.”

So he has made his decision, and he has never hidden his desire to return to Arsenal. It is interesting that this has been announced on the same day that an interview with Arsene Wenger was also published, and Le Prof said in there: “Often, I’m asked if Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira will be good managers and I always answer ‘yes’. They have all the qualities; they’re intelligent, they know football, they have excellent skillset, but do they want to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed. It’s an obsession which bounces around your head day and night.”

So it remains to be seen if Henry can really make the cut, but how many of us would love to see him return to us one day as our new boss?

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20 thoughts on “Thierry Henry begins long road to becoming Arsenal manager?

  1. wiszley

    I think Henry left arsenal not because Wenger asked him to quite his TV punditry role but the coaching set up and also Wenger is a man who doesn’t take advise from anyone including his coaching crew. For him to be a great coach he needs to leave to where he will be allowed to talk or make an impact. being an understudy coach under Wenger will only stagnate him just like so many players who would hv bn a great player got stagnated under wenger. That is why I don’t so much blame our players cos wat dey do or play is wat n how Wenger want it

    1. RSH

      Henry and Wenger as coach/player was a good relationship, but as manager/manager they are both controlling people that want to do things their way. Henry leaving to do what he needed to do from out Wenger’s reach was what was best for him. I think TH14 saw Wenger was running the club into the ground, but obviously AW is very stubborn and doesn’t like others input.

    2. Uchman

      Players stagnated under wenger bla bla bla pls can u mention 10 players who become better players when they left arsenal under wenger, personality I can count 20 players without even who become better players under wEnger @ arsenal, viera,henry,pires,Gilberto Silva, edu, berkamp, ,RVP,TURE,flamini,hleb,sagna,cecs,nasri,adebayor,song Lauren, ,anelka,clichy,koscienly,Monreal,Bentley etc it’s even over 20 already! ,

      1. Rashid80

        All old signings lol. Bringing up the invincibles throws your argument to the ground because everyone knows we’re talking about the later years wenger not the wenger of success when he first arrived nor the nice flowing football when we had the likes of the players you mentioned.. we’re talking about the side ways passing Arsene Wenger

      2. Pharaoh

        Are you an Arsenal fan or an Arsene Wenger fan? It’s over, he’s gone, it’s time to stop making every excuse in the book. Every player you mentioned aside from Bergkamp, who retired at the club, still went on to force a transfer out of the club and away from Wenger.

  2. Unai Emery

    Any updates on Max Meyer to arsenal rumour?
    I don’t mind if this transfer happens.

  3. stubill

    Let’s get this straight.

    Henry was offered the position of coach of the U18s’, on the proviso he left his position at Sky as the two jobs were not compatible, Henry chose to stay at Sky as the pay was more, it’s as simple as that.

    Whether he comes back as manager, I haven’t the slightest clue, it all depends on how he progresses as a coach.

    1. Ken1945

      Exactly right stubill.
      He chose the sky position, earning a reported £6 million a year.
      I didn’t hear one complaint about that salary by the way.
      Henry himself now seems to realise that the advice given to him by the club was correct.
      What a shame he didn’t stay and work his way up.
      I hope that Emery is such a success that there will be no managerial vacancy for many years to come.
      Prefer Vieria myself anyway, with Berkamp his assistant if the opportunity arises.

  4. Innit

    If he becomes a top manager, why not?
    He is an Arsenal hero.
    He loves this club
    IF he improves and gets experience and wins trophies, then it’s possible

    Only time will tell

  5. Ruelando

    Henry was given an ultimatum, coach arsenal u18 full time or go, he chose the latter and that was a fair request.

    To be a coach means full commitment to a purpose, he was not fully committed, now with the achievements of the Belgium side he feels he is now ready to commit to a team fully, seeing Gerrard and Lampard managing teams of high reputation perhaps have given him added motivation to make the step.

    I feel it more prudent to start is coaching/managing career at a club where there would be less spotlight and perhaps out of the British Media eyes, so that he can build wisely a foundation for the big stage and a style which could carry him through all his coaching days.

  6. Cheadle

    Top flight Coaching is a cutthroat world

    At the smallest clubs they SACK YOU if top flight status is threatened.
    At the mid-sized clubs they SACK YOU if you can’t quickly turn around a string of poor results.
    At big clubs they just SACK YOU!

    Lower leagues are may be lower but the pressure on managers is certainly much higher

    There is no shallow end in coaching. You just have to learn to swim in the deep end.

  7. Break-on-through

    He needs to pick the right job, he wont be given a chance at the top clubs yet and I think that’s what these type of players want. Gerrard took a good one, try and bring Ramgers back in line with Celtic. If he does well he will get the Liv job when Klopp steps down, he might get it if he fails too. The Napoli job looks good, but I doubt they’d give him that. Or Ajax would be a good move, he’ll know allot of people at that club. Or a top job in Portugal. They’d be the three countries I’d look to find a team I believe could help me and me them.

  8. Break-on-through

    He needs to pick the right job, he wont be given a chance at the top clubs yet and I think that’s what these type of players want. Gerrard took a good one, try and bring Ramgers back in line with Celtic. If he does well he will get the Liv job when Klopp steps down, he might get it if he fails too. The Napoli job looks good, but I doubt they’d give him that. Or Ajax would be a good move, he’ll know allot of people at that club. Or a top job in Portugal. They’d be the three countries I’d look to find a team I believe could help me and me them.

  9. Pharaoh

    I’m honestly really excited about the possibility of having Henry come back as manager in the future of course. He’s always been super intelligent and to call him a “winner” would be a massive understatement. The thing I loved most about him though, he was a wholehearted Arsenal fan, not just a player, coming out at North London Derby like a man possessed every single time. Even his criticism the Arsenal first team, while very harsh at times, was exactly what I as an Arsenal fan was feeling so couldn’t really blame him for saying it. That being said, It was completely the right decision to make him choose between it and coaching. He got a lot of flak for it but I felt like the media was just being its usual Anti-Arsenal self, ya know?

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