Thierry Henry has taken to social media to confirm he will not be taking up a position coaching Arsenal’s under-18s.
The Frenchman has worked with the club’s Academy while undertaking his UEFA A Licence over the last year and had been offered an opportunity to continue in a more formal capacity on the proviso he gave up his media work with Sky Sports.
Reports circulated this morning that Henry was put out by Arsene Wenger’s request, but made clear he respects the decision of the man who gave him his professional debut 22 years ago.
“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.”
Tony Adams looks set to take up the vacant position under Kwame Ampadu. We await confirmation of the return of Mr. Arsenal.
Henry will presumably go in search of a club that will allow him to undertake his UEFA Pro Licence alongside his media duties, thereby throwing up the ugly prospect of him wearing the badge of another Premier League club.