Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that former striker Thierry Henry has a long way to go before he can become a manager.
Henry is currently working with the Gunners’ Under-18s as he begins his journey in coaching and working towards possibly replacing Wenger at the Emirates one day.
The French ace is continuing his work as a Sky Sports pundit as well as working to gain his badges, but Wenger believes that his mindset will have to change if he wants to be successful in his next career path.
“He will discover what the job is about and you have to go through that process if you want to one day manage a football team,” Wenger told Arsenal’s official website.
“The job of a player is centred on you and the job of a coach is centred on others. You find you just focus on others and how you can help them.
“It demands a psychological and mental transformation that is not always easy. It also demands how to get what you know is available in other people in the most simplistic way.”
A significant number of Arsenal fans will hope that their former hero on the pitch will become their new hero on the sidelines, but Henry has a long way to go before he reaches that level.
Nevertheless, it will be reassuring to know that he is starting out within the Arsenal set up and will potentially work closely with Wenger to improve.