In what is becoming a confusing and often frustrating time for Arsenal fans. The search for a manager continues. Now Thierry Henry is linked with the job.
In a strange turn of events, Thierry Henry is reportedly meeting with the Arsenal board early next week.
Sky Sports are reporting that the discussions with the Arsenal legend are about the vacant managerial position but many fans are saying this is ‘over-hyped’ and that the Frenchman will instead be interviewing to return to the North London club as coaching staff.
This comes after the news that the Arsenal board have met with the front-runner for the job, Mikel Arteta to discuss his potential role as a manager on Thursday. Thierry Henry is a shock candidate for the managerial position after very little being said about him as a candidate for the job.
The ex-Arsenal invincible is Arsenal’s all-time leading goal scorer, scoring 228 goals in all competitions and is often regarded as one of the greatest players to play in the Premier League.
He has had a relatively brief coaching career. He is the currently the second assistant manager of Belgium after taking the position in August 2016.
The board are keeping Arsenal fans in the dark about the proceedings taking place to choose a new manager after Arsene Wenger’s departure so why Henry has been made an option so late in the search is unclear.
It is possible that talks with Mikel Arteta have been less than satisfactory or that the board just want the search to be thorough, considering several options.
Henry may return to Arsenal as a coaching staff after Jens Lehman became the goalkeeping coach last summer. It is expected that a new manager for Arsenal will be announced before the start of the world cup in June.
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