Thierry Henry has been touted as a possible replacement for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, and the recently retired French forward has revealed that taking the reigns at the Emirates would be a “dream”, according to the Metro.
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The Arsenal legend has moved into punditry since his exit from MLS side New York Red Bulls, but he eventually sees himself as a manager.
He has already begun doing his coaching badges, and has been involved with the Arsenal youth set-up at the Hale End Academy.
The 37-year-old admitted that he was nowhere near ready to take over at the club, but wants to make sure he is ready if and when the time comes.
“I don’t know what Arsene wants to do and how long he wants to stay. But I just want to be equipped, to be in the position, maybe one day to be a manager,” he said.
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“Being the manager of Arsenal FC would be a dream. I need to learn first. That is the most important thing.
“I could not say ‘no’ to Arsenal. So I would say ‘yes’. It should be great. When you are coaching you can’t scream and shout. You don’t want to scare your players.”
Wenger is expected to call time on his lengthy Arsenal career at the end of his current deal – which will keep him at the club until 2017. Henry is unlikely to be ready to take the helm so soon, but we could see him getting far more involved with the first time in that time.