Whilst his side have endured a horrific run of late, Arsenal’s número uno is all but set to troll the ‘Wenger Out’ parade in the grandest of manners, by signing yet another short term contract, if various reports are to be believed.
Whilst many Gunners fans have been busy dreaming up the likes of Simeone and Allegri to take charge at the Emirates, suggestions have been raised around the one of the clubs greatest ever players. If indeed Wenger ever manages to tear himself from the club.
Currently supporting Roberts Martinez as assistant for Belgium, Thierry Henry is clearly fleeting with the idea of helming his beloved club, although he admits his lack of managerial experience may prove to be his undoing if ever try chance came up.
Speaking to France’s Canal+, the Premier League winner uttered;
“It doesn’t depend on me, there are things to be respected, it’s my club of 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,”
“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.”
Whilst it’s hard not to romanticise about your club hero’s returning to their old stomping grounds (okay, not Highbury), not all great players have the skill set to fit the madness of being a modern day manager.
No wonder such high profile pundits as Jamie Carragher are vocal in their refusal to manage, a relentlessly unforgiving position bookmarked by fleeting highs.
If a Gunners Hero like Wenger can turn into a hate figure on the home terraces, there really is no reason why Henry can’t be dealt the same punishment.