Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer Thierry Henry has refused to rule out the possibility of becoming the club’s manager should Arsene Wenger vacate his position at the end of the season.
Henry, 39, is widely considered as the best striker to have played for the Gunners and holds the record with 228 goals in all competitions, after eight trophy-laden years with the English giants.
Wenger’s tactics have been called into question in recent months after losing four of their last five league matches and exiting the Champions League round of 16 at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The Frenchman is out of contract this summer, and it remains to be seen if he will sign an extension or leave the club.
Henry, who currently serves as assistant coach to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team dropped a subtle hint that he would “love” to coach Arsenal.
“When I say that I want to train them, yes it’s the club in my heart, but that doesn’t mean that you have an automatic right to it,” Henry told Canal Plus.
“My name is quoted to succeed Wenger, I hear that. But it’s hard for me to talk about it I have a lot of respect for everything the coach has done.
“Am I ready? I don’t know and nobody knows, but I also need to learn my job.”
“I will not be a consultant all my life, but coaching is not my aim,” added Henry, who works alongside Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez.
“I have not fixed any goal in the head, I will love it (being a coach) and I will do everything for it. But, right now, I’m in learning mode.”