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Arsene Wenger warns Arsenal icon Thierry Henry of ‘psychological and mental transformation’ needed in management

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has offered Thierry Henry some words of advice as he continues his journey in coaching and towards management.

Henry has been coaching the Gunners’ Under-18 side while he earns his coaching badges, and could have one eye on Wenger’s position in the Emirates dugout once he completes the necessary qualifications.

But Wenger has voice just how different being a manager is to being a player, stating that the former striker will have to undergo a ‘psychological and mental transformation’ to take charge of a club.

“He will discover what the job is about and you have to go through that process if you want to one day manage a football team,” as quoted by the Daily Express.

“The job of a player is centred on you and the job of a coach is centred on others. You find you just focus on others and how you can help them.

“It demands a psychological and mental transformation that is not always easy. It also demands how to get what you know is available in other people in the most simplistic way.”

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Arsenal currently sit sixth in the Premier League, on equal points with Manchester United and Liverpool, and face a stern test against Stoke City at the weekend.

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