Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is ‘determined’ to pursue his managerial career after leaving his role as a respected pundit for Sky Sports on Monday, as balancing his broadcasting duties with his coaching responsibilities for the Belgium national set-up supposedly hampered his focus.
Henry travelled to the 2018 World Cup with the ‘Red Devils’ as part of Roberto Martinez’s backroom staff and aided the former Wigan Athletic boss and the squad to a 2-0 third place play-off victory over England, and after completing what was a simply magnificent tournament in Russia, the enigmatic Frenchman subsequently wants to taste managerial success himself.
France also claimed the World Cup trophy after downing Croatia 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday, and Henry would have almost certainly had his appetite whetted by Les Bleus’ heroics on the planet’s biggest stage.
A masterful player in his heyday for the Gunners most notably, the offensive artist spent 4 years on our screens running through various trials and tribulations on matchday, but now that he’s aspiring to command at the very top of the game in the dugout, perhaps it won’t be long at all until his strategies and selections are put under scrutiny on a weekly basis.
Speaking to the media – via a report published by talkSPORT – ‘Titi’ thanked his former employers for the opportunities they’ve gifted him over the years, whilst conveying his underlying ambition to mould and safeguard a fold of his own.
“Over the last four years I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football. These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long-term ambition to become a football manager.” He said.
“It is with sadness, therefore, that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey to achieving that goal.
“I would like to thank everyone at Sky for making me feel so welcome and at ease throughout my time with them and I wish them all the best for the future. Great memories.”
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