The former France international was due to coach the Gunners’ Under-18s side before Arsene Wenger ordered him to quit his role as a pundit for Sky Sports
Thierry Henry admits he still has his sights set on becoming Arsenal manager.
The Gunners’ all-time record goalscorer was set to coach the club’s Under-18s side this season but has been forced to step aside after Arsene Wenger wanted him to quit his role as a pundit for Sky Sports.
Henry completed his UEFA A license earlier this year but the former France international insists his is still far from taking his first steps into management.
“I’d be lying if I told you being manager wasn’t a wish that I have because I love Arsenal,” Henry told The Sun. “The game is my passion and always will be. I would like to manage — but I am far from it.
“Although I am able to manage any team now, I would still like to pass my Uefa Pro Licence, which I’m working on to give me a better all-round knowledge.
“Before you can think of becoming a first-team coach you need to have experience. That is what I’m trying to get and to complete the necessary coaching hours that are needed.
“There is a massive difference between a wish and doing it. I felt I could add something to the kids and also gain valuable experience myself.
“If it’s not to be there, then so be it. I have to respect the situation. I’ll continue to support the team and wish them the best for this season.”