Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger, has reportedly refused to let Thierry Henry step up a formal coaching position at Arsenal after the former player refused to quit as a pundit on Sky Sports.
Henry took up a high-profile, big-money position with Sky in January 2015 and also has other media responsibilities including a column in The Sun.
He spent last season working with the Gunners’ under-18s as he completed his UEFA A Licence with the Welsh FA.
Having impressed Academy director Andries Jonker with his dedication it was widely believed the club’s record goal scorer would be afforded the chance to complete his UEFA Pro Licence at London Colney. The Frenchman requires the qualification if he’s to coach a top flight team in Europe.
A report by Daily Mail however suggests Henry is unhappy with the ultimatum from Wenger although he is yet to take a decision.
The Telegraph goes further, saying Henry won’t sack off Sky but has offered to coach at Arsenal for free; a proposal that Wenger has rejected.
As an aside, there are suggestions that Tony Adams may have got the under-18s gig instead.
In his pundit role in the past year, Henry has criticised several Arsenal players and made strong comments on the atmosphere at the Emirates in March which provoked Wenger.