Legendary Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been linked with a coaching role at Watford. Following the drama of yesterday’s ‘feud’ with Arsene Wenger, Henry parted ways with the Gunners, and is now in Watford’s sights to provide assistance in the coaching dimension of the club.
Henry was in line to take the head coach role at the Arsenal U-18’s team, with help from fellow Arsenal icon, Tony Adams. However, plans were abolished yesterday, as Arsene Wenger provided Henry with an ultimatum between choosing either Sky Sports or coaching at Arsenal.
The former Arsenal striker has been a pundit on Sky Sports for nearly three years now, and is clearly reluctant to give his position up as he rejected Arsenal to continue his punditry work at Sky.
Confirmation from Henry
In a number of tweets, Henry confirmed his departure from Arsenal, firstly thanking former youth coach, Andries Jonker, for gifting him the opportunity to work with the young talents.
He went on to tweet; “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.” Wenger is yet to address the comments, but Henry has already supposedly racked up some interest in his services – West Ham United and Watford.
The news was not taken kindly by the Arsenal supporters, as questions were asked over his commitment to the club, and contrastingly, of Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to re-hire his former stars.
In Arsenal’s disappointment, comes Watford’s potential happiness as the legendary Premier League striker could be on his way to assist some of the club’s bright academy prospects on their path to footballing supremacy.
Henry’s exceptional footballing brain on and off the pitch would be welcomed calmly by Watford new-boys, Jerome Sinclair and Isaac Success, as the striking duo recently made their move to the Hornets.