Thierry Henry accepts coaching role in Arsenal’s academy

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LONDON – Former New York Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry is taking the first steps in his quest to become a head coach.

That bit of news comes from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who reveals Henry has accepted a club offer to coach in their youth ranks.

“Thierry Henry is making his first steps as a coach,” Wenger said at his pre-match press conference. “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.”

Henry left the Red Bulls late last year, announcing a move to Sky Sports where the French legend plays the part of in-studio analyst for Premier League matches.  His four year stay in MLS saw the French legend lead New York to their first ever club trophy.  He was a four-time MLS All Star, three-time MLS Best XI striker — and even won an ESPY as Best MLS Player.

That, of course, pales in comparison to his time in Arsenal, where he guided the club to two league trophies and three FA Cup titles.

Henry will continue his work at Sky Sports as he works towards his coaching badges.