Arsenal legend Thierry Henry admits returning to his former club as a manager is a feat he hopes to achieve someday but understands he yet to acquire enough experience to qualify for the position.
Arsene Wenger’s is yet to speak out on his future at the Emirates despite that his contract would expire this summer after over 20 years of management.
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Arsenal title hopes this season has been killed off after their 3-1 defeat to the Blues on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners are now 12 points behind League leaders Chelsea. Fans are angered at his system of management and are anticipating his leave.
Henry became an assistant to Roberto Martinez for the Belgium national team after he left Arsenal where he coached the under-18 team.
He told RMC: “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],” the Evening Standard report.
“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.”
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The French man left off coaching Arsenal’s under-18 when Wenger felt he could not bear the burden of the position and still carry out his duties as Sky Sports’ pundits.
Henry became an acclaimed player at the club, bagging 174 goals in 254 appearances between 1999 and 2007, he became the club’s top goal scorer of all time. In July 2008, Arsenal fans voted him as Arsenal greatest player ever in Arsenal.com’s Gunners’ Greatest 50 players poll.
He would be a perfect replacement for Arsene Wenger but he still has a lot to learn in the coaching department.