Sport Arsenal to offer Thierry Henry coaching role alongside Arteta

19:15  17 may  2018
19:15  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

New Arsenal legend to pitch for manager's job on Monday despite Arteta offer

  New Arsenal legend to pitch for manager's job on Monday despite Arteta offer Thierry Henry will get a shock offer to pitch his credentials for the Arsenal job, according to the Daily Mail. Despite talks progressing well with Mikel Arteta, the Gunners plan to meet Henry on Monday. Arteta has been given a verbal offer to replace Wenger this summer as he appears to be closing in on the role. There had been talk that Henry could re-join the club as part of Arteta’s backroom staff, but the former striker has his eyes on the number one job. Henry has previously distanced himself from claims he could replace Arsene Wenger but is now being given the chance to sell himself to the club. The Frenchman has been working as an assistant to Roberto Martinez with the Belgian national team, while also carrying out his punditry work on Sky Sports. Henry has always be considered as a player that would go into management and he appears to be taking strides towards a future role at the club.

Thierry Henry has been linked to a coaching role at his old club Arsenal Getty Images. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is reportedly set for a promotion in the club’s coaching set up. Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly keen to retain the services of club captain Mikel Arteta as a coach .

THIERRY HENRY could join up with Mikel Arteta as part of Arsenal 's new-look backroom staff this summer, according to reports. And the Daily Mail claim he will be offered a fixed role at the club ahead of the new season.

Gunners chiefs are intending to speak to former striker Thierry Henry next week about a possible return to the club, according to Sky Sports.

Mikel Arteta is still the number one candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger, as Arsenal executives sit down with the Spaniard today to discuss his appointment.

There has been plenty of speculation over who will take over from Wenger and Arteta seems to lead the way following a number of reports suggesting the former captain will soon take over.

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It has now emerged that the North London club are also interested in bringing legend Henry back in some capacity, with talks scheduled to begin next week.

Arsenal to confirm new manager once coaching staff have been secured

  Arsenal to confirm new manager once coaching staff have been secured Arsenal are seemingly closing in on the appointment of former player Mikel Arteta as the club’s new first-team manager. The 36-year-old has emerged as the front-runner in the race for the Gunners’ hot-seat, which is vacant for the first time in 22 years following the departure of Arsene Wenger at the end of the season. Arteta is in pole position to land the Arsenal job and according to the Independent, the only thing left to arrange ahead of the appointment is the backroom staff for the Spaniard. It’s already been a period of upheaval for Arsenal, with several members of the club’s coaching staff leaving, along with Wenger, meaning that an overhaul is ongoing. Club legends such as Thierry Henry and Robert Pires have already been linked with moves to become parts of Arteta’s new coaching staff at the Emirates, whilst current Arsenal star Santi Cazorla could also be offered a pathway into coaching under Arteta. Despite having no managerial experience, it seems the Arsenal top brass have been convinced by Arteta’s credentials to take charge at the North London club. Arteta is understood to be well thought of among those in the Gunners’ hierarchy, with his work under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City having often been praised.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will be handed a promotion in his nascent coaching career with the Gunners set to offer him a role as an U-18s coach next Elsewhere, Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta will also be offered a role in the club's academy in a bid to ward off interest from Manchester City.

Thierry Henry is expected to receive coaching offers from a host of clubs. Henry tweeted: “I would like to thank Andries Jonker for offering me the chance to coach the U-18s at Arsenal , which I was honoured to accept.

Henry currently works as a pundit for Sky Sports but also aids Roberto Martinez’ as the assistant for the Belgium national team, so the Frenchman will have to decide whether he is willing to sacrifice his current roles.

It would be possible for the 40-year-old to juggle both the Belgium national team and Arsenal, however, he would likely have to leave his role as a pundit.

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Arsenal holding talks with Emery .
Unai Emery is said to be in London for talks over the Arsenal job, according to Guillem Balague. The ex-PSG boss is latest in the long list of rumoured managers to take over at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta has been one of the favourites to get the job despite not having any managerial experience and he is still a candidate despite the new competition but Balague has said Emery is now in talks with the club. Emery announced he was leaving the French champions at the end of April after two years of being boss. The former Paris boss won seven major trophies there as manager but left one year before his contract ends after failing to win the Champions League. He also won the Europa League three years in a row when he was the manager of Sevilla. In the last few days, ex-Arsenal players Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira have both also been linked with the job of succeeding Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger.

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