Reports: Tony Adams in contention for Arsenal coaching job Henry turned down

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Arsene Wenger has decided to pursue one Arsenal legend for a U-18 coaching job after another turned it down.

Following Thierry Henry’s decision to turn down the position, multiple reports have placed Tony Adams now as the frontrunner for the position.

Adams made 504 appearances for the Gunners across a 19-year career, winning four Premier League titles and three FA Cups.

Now 49 years old, Adams has dabbled in managerial positions but has not stuck at a lead position for more than a year. He oversaw Wycombe Wanderers in 2003 following the end of his playing career, but they were relegated to League Two that year. He was an assistant to Harry Redknapp with Portsmouth, and took over in 2009 when Redknapp left for Tottenham, but only lasted 16 games in charge. He also spent a season in charge with a club in the Azerbaijani Premier League.