Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Thierry Henry has begun his coaching career while working with the youth at Arsenal.
The longtime Gunners boss mentioned last year that Henry could enter the set-up after retiring from playing, which he did after last season with the New York Red Bulls.
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So when a teenage Gunner tweeted that Henry was guiding his side’s training session at the London club, it wasn’t a big surprise. And Wenger confirmed the news.
Josh Benson, a player for the Gunners’ Under-15s side, revealed on Twitter yesterday that he and his team-mates had been coached by the Frenchman who is also working as a pundit for Sky Sports since hanging up his boots at the end of the last MLS season.
“Thierry Henry is making his first steps as a coach,” Wenger told reporters today.
“It’s good for our youngsters to be coached by him. He’s been here once or twice. All our former players are welcome to come back here and get their coaching badges. We’re happy to have him.”
It all sounds very informal, but like Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and so many others, starting your management work at a former haunt makes sense. Now we’ll see if Titi has a taste for it.