Thierry Henry has been discussing the possibility of becoming Arsenal manager one day and says he is hopeful it can happen in the future.
The former Gunner had been part of the coaching staff in north London until earlier this year when he left after a reported disagreement with Arsene Wenger over his television commitments.
Henry, who has already passed his Uefa A licence and is working on his Pro Licence, is currently assistant manager of Belgium working alongside Roberto Martinez.
Belgium are currently top of World Cup Qualifying Group H with three wins out of three having beaten Belgium, Estonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The World Cup winner has long been touted as a future Arsenal manager and with Wenger’s future still unclear he has once again been asked about the possibility of taking over in north London.
“That’s a long way [off],” he said according to the Metro during a promotional event in India.
“Right now, I’m in a learning process, trying to know the job. It’s not easy. It’s a difficult job, trust me.
“People keep on asking that. First and foremost the boss,and we have to respect that, is still there and is doing a good job. Hopefully, we can win the league. As you guys know I am an Arsenal fan. It will be great on the season of his [Wenger’s] 20 years at Arsenal.
“Hopefully one day, if it can happen, I can be a manager [but] I don’t know when and I don’t know where.”
While Henry has, perhaps understandably in the current climate, appeared to play down talk of a return to Arsenal as manager it is unlikely to prevent him being linked with the post particularly as he appears to be heading towards a career in football management.