From one Arsenal legend to another…
Thierry Henry is unquestionably one of the greatest players ever to don an Arsenal shirt, but his former teammate Tony Adams has warned that he might not be cut out for a managerial role, according to Goal.
Mr Arsenal knows Henry well, but claims he has to think long and hard about the direction of his career now he has retired from football.
“Just because he’s one of the best players to ever play the game doesn’t mean he’s going to be a great coach or manager,” he said.
“Thierry is a great man but he’s not even started in the coaching profession yet.
“I was with Jose Mourinho at Inter, and he said to me that I was 10 or 20 years behind. Whilst I was winning all of those trophies with Arsenal, he was learning how to be a coach.”
Adams has tried his hand at coaching, and now knows first hand how difficult it can be. He spent a year with Wycombe Wanderers, as well as a year with Portsmouth, neither spell proving particularly successful. The former centre-back was unable to prevent Wycombe from being relegated, and was then sacked at Portsmouth after taking just ten points from his first 16 games.
He is now an adisor at Azerbaijani club FK Gabala, a club he also spent a short time managing in 2010.
Thierry Henry was expected to return to Arsenal in some capacity following the end of his playing career, but has instead become a pundit with Sky. It is still believed that the World Cup winner will at some point make a move back to the North London club, but in what role?