Thierry Henry has reiterated his desire to become Arsenal manager and admits he would jump at the chance to succeed Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger has come in for criticism in recent seasons, with Wednesday’s humbling 3-1 defeat to Monaco in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie again bringing the Frenchman’s future into the spotlight.
The majority of Goal readers believe this season should be Wenger’s last at the in north London, and Henry has once again spoken of his “dream” of managing the Gunners in future.
“The thing that I will say is, I don’t know what Arsene wants to do and how long he will stay, I just want to be equipped to be in the position one day maybe to be a manager,” Henry, who is currently coaching youngsters at Arsenal, told The Jonathan Ross Show.
“Being the manager of Arsenal Football Club will be a dream, but let’s all be honest, I need to learn first, that’s the most important thing.
“It’s not because you know the game that you can teach it and I just want to learn.”
Asked what his response would be if offered the job by Wenger, Henry – who is working towards his coaching badges – replied: “I can’t say no to Arsenal, so I would say yes.”