Emirates Stadium legend to take over from under-fire boss?
Wenger out, Henry in? Usmanov wants Gunners hero on coaching staff as Real eye Arsene
“Thierry should be involved at the club but not as a player. He has another role to play, a more important role” claims share-holding Russian tycoon
Billionaire Alisher Usmanov has stirred up more trouble for Arsene Wenger by claiming Thierry Henry should join Arsenal’s coaching staff.
Arsenal shareholder Usmanov, who owns a 29 per cent stake in the club, says Henry has a “more important role” than just to return as a player and his comments are likely to be popular among fans.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Arsenal could appoint Thierry Henry as interim manager if Arsene Wenger is sacked, it has emerged.
The Gunners’ majority shareholder Alisher Usmanov met with Henry this week and has sounded out the New York Red Bulls striker about assisting Wenger at the club.
Both these sources hint at the possibility of former Gunners legend Thierry Henry being a possible long term successor to Arsene Wenger, indeed perhaps even a stop-gap solution should the current Arsenal manager get the sack in the middle of the current campaign.
There is certainly a great deal of pressure on Wenger at present and if the North London club continues to struggle to achieve the right results then perhaps the Frenchman will leave the club, or even be pushed out by a board who may be keen to punish the manager so as to appease fans and distract attention from any part they may have played in the club’s fall from grace.
Henry clearly has no managerial experience to speak of but he is a respected figure and could well have a coaching role to play at the Emirates Stadium and perhaps talk of a managerial post is premature.
Thierry Henry does appear to be moving towards a third spell at the club and no doubt the French veteran will hope that he can help Wenger keep his job by assisting in the support of the club’s threadbare attack.
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