Report: Henry wants Arsenal manager’s job not coaching role

Date published: Saturday 19th May 2018 12:52

Thierry Henry is determined to land the manager’s job at Arsenal and has no interest in being part of Mikel Arteta’s backroom staff, according to reports.

Arteta appears to be the frontrunner for the job and is understood to be currently mulling over a verbal offer to take over at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the Daily Mail claims that Gunners legend Henry is keen to ‘present his ideas’ when he meets the club hierarchy on Monday.

Arteta and Henry have both acquired their UEFA Pro coaching qualification this week with both gaining experience fast in their current roles.

Henry is part of the Belgium international set-up under experienced manager Roberto Martinez, while Arteta has been under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola as joint-assistant at Man City for the last two seasons.

And Henry told Sky Sports back in February that he would be interested in the role: “It would be a dream for me. Interested [in the job]? Yes. Who wouldn’t be?

“But I can’t talk about it because of the respect that I have for the man in charge still, and my job that I’m doing with Belgium right now.”

 


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