Arsenal will join the teams who have shown belief in their former players to take charge as team coaches. They are secretly preparing Thierry Henry to take over from Arsene Wenger when he retires on June 2017
Henry is one the former Arsenal players who enjoyed a lot of success during their active career times. Arsenal are planning to make him the U18 assistant coach next season as a beginning of the process to prepare him for long-term football management. He will work with Kwame Ampadu, who also played for arsenal previously.
He has already familiarized himself with the U18 team. In fact, some of the youngsters like Aaron Eyoma and Marc Bola are already full of praises for the Frenchman, who seems set for official employment as the team’s coach in the coming campaign. This will give him a lifeline in football management at the club which is likely to end up in coaching the first team.
Having retired from football in 2014, Henry started preparing for football management by taking the requisite licenses. He has already completed his B and A licenses, meaning that he can now manage a club below the premier league. He is yet to get the Pro License which will allow him to manage in the premier league. He is likely to follow Arsene Wenger and pep Guardiola’s possession-oriented coaching philosophy
All in all, Thierry Henry is one of the most celebrated Arsenal players of all times. As he advances to football coaching, he hopes to make his mark in the top flight football management as well.