Thierry Henry has begun the long climb to management by beginning his UEFA badges in Wales, according to the Daily Mail.
Henry has already made it clear that he is aware of what is needed to become a manager, stating: “I need to be equipped to go back. I want to learn the process, so I have to get my badges.”
"I need to be equipped to go back. I want to learn the process, so I have to get my badges"
The Arsenal legend has been at the Welsh FA’s headquarters in Newport, to undertake his UEFA B licence. If he passes then it is likely that he will follow ex Arsenal player Patrick Vieira in completing a UEFA A licence in the summer.
Long road to management
That would leave Henry just needing his UEFA Pro licence needed for management. The Sky Sports pundit gave a presentation to the Wales Under 16 squad earlier in the week, after meeting up with FAW technical director Osian Roberts.
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The FAW course, set at Dragon Park in Newport, has already reared Premier League managers like Roberto Martinez and Garry Monk.
Desire to manage Arsenal
The ex-Arsenal and France striker has not hidden his a wish to rejoin the Gunners as part if the coaching staff and even one day becoming manager for the north London club. Speaking recently whether he would like to manage Arsenal one day Henry said: “That would be a dream come true, but that’s not how it works.”
“First and foremost i don’t know when, but everybody knows I would lvd to go back to Arsenal in some capacity. It’s not a secret, everybody talks to me about going back to Arsenal.”