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Thierry Henry on coaching: It is harder than being a player

In an interview with French newspaper L`Equipe, the former Arsenal man said he is beginning to understand the priorities of a managerial post.

A maverick striker in his heydays, Thierry Henry has made a name globally for himself but coaching is absolutely a new kettle of fish, understandable.

Currently the Frenchman is the assistant manager of the Belgium national team.

In an interview with French newspaper L`Equipe, the former Arsenal and Barcelona player said he is beginning to understand the priorities of a managerial post as a simple mistake can have grave consequences, reports Efe.

He added that playing football was never easy for him, but being involved in coaching is much more difficult because every factor has to be considered.

In August 2016, he was named second assistant to Spanish coach Roberto Martinez, who took responsibility for the Belgium national team following Euro 2016.

Questioned whether he would one day like to manage his own national team, he added: “Like everyone else! But I cannot pretend to say ‘I will be coaching here or there’. The craft is too hard. Let me learn and we’ll see later.”

Henry’s Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville has been at the centre of a public row with YouTube channel Arsenal Fan TV this week after he called fans who want Wenger to leave “embarrassing”.

The Frenchman, while being more diplomatic than his Mancunian counterpart, agrees that Wenger should be allowed to stay but questioned whether the manager has the capacity to counter the club’s latest slide into fourth place.

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