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Arsenal set to appoint club legend as under-18s coach after Thierry Henry snub

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Arsenal are in talks with club legend Tony Adams over a potential coaching role with the under-18s, according to ESPN.

Reports emerged last month that two of Arsenal’s greatest ever players and captains – Adams and Thierry Henry, would officially return to the club to work together as joint-assistant managers of the under-18s beneath the management of former Gunners player Kwame Ampadu.

However, the club’s all-time top goalscorer is reported to have rejected the opportunity to work at the club after negotiations with Arsene Wenger broke down.

The 66-year-old wanted Henry to focus solely on a coaching role at Arsenal – meaning he would be forced to quit his punditry job at Sky Sports, where he earns a whopping £4m-a-year.

While the ex-centre forward offered his services for free to the north London side, Wenger identified the role as an ‘all or nothing’ position.

Despite the fact that Henry will now not be joining the club as a coach, he is still largely touted to become manager one day.

Meanwhile, Adams, who had been identified by Danish side Brondby as potential manager, is in advanced discussions with the club that he spent all of his career at and could be appointed in the coming weeks.

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