Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry has moved a step closer to choosing his career as a football manager after he gained his UEFA A Coaching license. He has been an active pundit of Arsenal games on Skysports platform throughout the season, and he is now under the spotlight when he shared this message on his social media:
“Massive thank you to Osian Roberts and the Arsenal Academy for assisting me to pass my UEFA A Licence coaching badge.
Gaining UEFA A license means he is now eligible to manage any team below Premier League professionally as a manager. Though he has been doing academy work at Arsenal already.
While the news broke out that Arsenal’s current and longest serving manager might be stepping down from his throne after this summer, due to series of disappointments, followed by Henry’s news of gaining a license, it is believed that this is not just a coincidence. There might be a story behind this too, which may unveil as we ponder on it.
However, he is still NOT eligible to work as a front-line manager at Arsenal. He will have to take (and he is eligible to take) another Pro License from UEFA in order to coach teams in Premier League and Champions League.
Henry, along with his former team-mates Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira, is a candidate to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal when the 66-year-old eventually leaves the club.