Arsenal legend Thierry Henry would jump at the chance to succeed Arsene Wenger, but doesn’t believe he is ready for the roe just yet.
The 39-year-old Frenchman is just one of many names that have been linked to replace Wenger after spending eight years at the club and becoming Arsenal’s record top scorer.
Since retiring for the game, Henry has since taken up a role as a Sky Sports pundit and is also gaining his coaching badges whilst also being the assistant manager to Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad.
Even though Henry lack managerial experience, the ex-France international has been placed on a list of potential replacements to take over Wenger, should he decide to leave Arsenal this summer.
But it seems Henry has ruled himself out of the running as he admits he’s not quite ready to take the reins.
Henry told Canal Plus (via Metro):
‘It doesn’t depend on me, there are things to be respected, it’s my club of heart but I do not have any right-wings.
‘My name is quoted to succeed Wenger, I hear that. But it’s hard for me to talk about it I have a lot of respect for everything the coach has done.
‘Am I ready? I don’t know and nobody knows, but I also need to learn my job.
‘I will not be a consultant all my life, but coaching is not my aim.
‘I have not fixed any goal in the head, I will love it [being a coach] and I will do everything for it. But, right now, I’m in learning mode.’
Arsenal fans would love to see the club legend become the boss of the club one day, but it looks like we won’t be seeing him at the Emirates helm just yet.