Thierry Henry admits he still dreams of managing Arsenal.
The Gunners’ all-time record goalscorer, has been forced to leave the club’s U-18 side this season, after Arsene Wenger gave him an ultimatum to choose between the job and his role at Sky Sports.
Henry has completed his UEFA A license this year, but concedes he is not quite ready to manage yet.
“I’d be lying if I told you being manager wasn’t a wish that I have because I love Arsenal,” Henry told The Sun.
“The game is my passion and always will be. I would like to manage — but I am far from it.
“Although I am able to manage any team now, I would still like to pass my Uefa Pro Licence, which I’m working on to give me a better all-round knowledge.
“Before you can think of becoming a first-team coach you need to have experience. That is what I’m trying to get and to complete the necessary coaching hours that are needed.
“There is a massive difference between a wish and doing it. I felt I could add something to the kids and also gain valuable experience myself.
“If it’s not to be there, then so be it. I have to respect the situation. I’ll continue to support the team and wish them the best for this season.”