Thierry Henry’s declaration that he would love to manage Arsenal one day sparked plenty of amusement across the Sportslens team.
“If you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to coach Arsenal one day, they’ll say yes,” he said. “If you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to score a goal for Arsenal, they’ll say yes.
“When I speak about it, it’s a utopia. People get carried away whenever I say that it’s my club, but I have it in my blood – I’m an Arsenal fan.
“So, if you’re asking me if one day I’d like to coach Arsenal, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to be Arsenal’s kit man, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to cut the grass at the Emirates Stadium, then yes.”
Henry established himself as an Arsenal legend after scoring 228 goals in all competitions – as a player, his accomplishments cannot be questioned.
However, his managerial record leaves a lot to be desired. Monaco – five wins in 20 games, Montreal – nine wins in 29 games. Not good.
As dreams go, Henry’s desire to return to Arsenal in the future is a whopper. It’s also pretty unrealistic given how he has performed as a manager to date.
The kit man or groundsman options he mentions are probably more practical targets for the former France international striker.