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Arsenal legend to take coaching talents elsewhere after Arsene Wenger’s ultimatum

Thierry Henry may not need to travel too far from his former home at Arsenal if he wants to continue pursuing his coaching dreams.

According to the Sun, Henry is being courted by London-based West Ham United as well as Watford to take on a coaching role that would also allow him to continue working as a pundit.

Per the source, Henry was offered a permanent role in Arsenal’s coaching ranks by academy head Andries Jonker, but the deal was voided by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger – who wanted Henry to commit completely to the coaching role and subtract punditry from the equation. After Henry refused, he announced via Twitter that he would be leaving the club’s Under-18 coaching staff.

“I would like to thank Andries Jonker for offering me the chance to coach the U-18s at Arsenal, which I was honoured to accept,” the former Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls legend wrote.

“However, I respect Arsène Wenger’s decision and I want to wish their manager Kwame Ampadu, the boys and everyone at the club all the best for the forthcoming season.”

The Sun reported that Henry will continue working towards his UEFA Pro license this coming season, which would allow him to manage a UEFA club within a year.

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