“My name is quoted to succeed Wenger” – Thierry Henry reveals
Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry has been linked with replacing Arsene Wenger at the club and he has refused to rule out the possibility of taking up the job.
Wenger contract expires at the end of the season but that notwithstanding he has been under continuous pressure to step down from his post as Arsenal manager and calls for his replacement continues to grow, especially after another futile season.
Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel and Juventus boss Max Allegri are among those that are in the frame to take over from Wenger; however, Henry’s name has popped up as a potential long-term replacement for the 67-year-old.
The Gunner all time leading scorer with 226 goals, who is currently the assistant manager with the Belgium national team, admits that he is not sure if he really has the experience to take up such job.
Henry told French TV show Canal +.
“It doesn’t depend on me, there are things to be respected, it’s the club of my heart but I do not have any right wings,”
“My name is quoted to succeed Wenger, I hear that. But it’s hard for me to talk about it I have a lot of respect for everything the coach has done.
“Am I ready? I don’t know and nobody knows, but I also need to learn my job.
“I will not be a consultant all my life, but coaching is not my aim,” added Henry, who works alongside Belgium head coach Martinez.
“I have not fixed any goal in the head, I will love it [be a coach] and I will do everything for it. But, right now, I’m in learning mode.”
Henry is obviously a true legend of the club and fans would wish to see him in the dug out one day but like Patrick Viera he is not just the right candidate to replace Wenger yet.
Arsenal doesnt need to experiement with a newbie who is just coming up but a coach who has both the quality and experience on and off the pitch to steer the wheel of the club.