Thierry Henry has been tipped to take over as Arsenal manager when Arsene Wenger steps down, with the club legend being groomed to take the reins in the next couple of years.
Deputy football correspondent for The Guardian Amy Lawrence was speaking on Football Weekly, and suggests that Henry will take over at Arsenal sooner rather than later.
The Frenchman is currently doing his training badges, and has been working at various different youth levels – most recently the Under 19s. He is far from ready to take over at the moment, and there’s no telling whether he will grow into the manager we need by the time Wenger retires; Lawrence certainly seems to think that is the plan though.
“My personal philosophy is that Arsenal will want Thierry Henry to take over [when Wenger retires],” she said.
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It would be a real shame to see Henry’s status at the club tarnished, but it would arguably be worth the risk if Wenger believes he’s the right man to take over once he’s gone.