‘I’ll want to manage Arsenal until the day I die’: Legend Thierry Henry reveals he will always have ambitions to take charge of his former side
- Thierry Henry scored 228 goals in 376 appearances for Arsenal as a player
- He has now made it clear that he dreams of managing them in the future
- Henry had a tough spell in charge of Monaco and is now with Montreal Impact
Thierry Henry has admitted he will always want to take charge of his former side Arsenal.
The Gunners great played for the side between 1999 and 2007 and hit 228 goals in 376 appearances as he helped them to two Premier League titles before returning on loan in 2012.
Henry and Arsenal picked up a further four major trophies during his initial spell as he became their all-time record goalscorer.
Thierry Henry has admitted he will want to manage Arsenal until the day he dies
He is so highly regarded at the Emirates Stadium that a statue of Henry was built outside the ground.
The 42-year-old’s managerial career has not been as successful, with him starting off at Monaco only to be dismissed after three months with a record of four wins in 20 games.
He has now moved onto Montreal Impact and is preparing for the new MLS season with the Canadian side.
But Henry has admitted he would be keen to take over at Arsenal if the opportunity ever arose.
Henry established himself as a legend in north London after starring for Arsenal
‘I do dream of managing Arsenal but I also dream of running up the court and doing a slam dunk,’ he told Canal Plus. ‘It doesn’t mean it’ll happen.’
‘But, yes, I’ll want to manage Arsenal until the day I die.’
Henry also commented on the collapse towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s time in charge: ‘It was already difficult before Arsene left. It was already difficult.
‘I have learnt by coming onto this side of things (coaching), there are things that I heard, that you might hear something from someone you know or I know and we might know things.
‘But we don’t actually know anything, certainly not enough to speak about it, since then I have decided it is best not to get involved in these sorts of things.’
Henry had a tough start to life as a manager with Monaco but is now with Montreal Impact