Thierry Henry is being groomed for the Arsenal managerial position and is seen as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger.
A report in the Daily Mail says there is a belief amongst the Arsenal hierarchy that if Henry can get enough coaching experience – and that could see him involved in the first team – he could quickly develop into the next top manager.
The club are hopeful that Henry will develop into a coach of the same calibre as Pep Guardiola when he took over Barcelona’s youth teams before being the unexpected appointment after the exit of Frank Rijkaard.
With Wenger’s contract expiring in 2017, the report says the club could see the Frenchman taking over immediately after Arsene’s reign comes to an end.
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If Henry wasn’t ready for the position when it was available, the club could target Ajax boss Frank de Boer who has God himself (Dennis Bergkamp) and Marc Overmans as his right hand men, says the Mail.
Just this week, Wenger revealed Arsenal were helping Henry train for his coaching badges and our record goalscorer had taken up a role training some of the youth teams at London Colney.
It’s definitely an exciting thought but we can’t get ahead of ourselves just yet considering how far Thierry has to go to prove he has the ability to coach before we can even consider the Arsenal job.