Arsenal’s next manager? Thierry Henry completes Uefa A licence coaching course

Former France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has moved closer to a first foray into management after completing his Uefa A licence coaching course.

World Cup-winning striker and France’s all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry has moved closer to a first foray into management after completing his Uefa A licence coaching course.

Henry, 38, completed the course with the Welsh Football Association (FAW) and is now eligible to coach academy sides and those outside the top flight of domestic European leagues.

“Massive thank you to Osian Roberts #Osh, @welshfootballtrust and the Arsenal Academy for assisting me to pass my UEFA A Licence coaching badge #proudday,” Henry posted on his Instagram account on Thursday.

Henry, the former Arsenal and Barcelona striker, has previously said he wanted to manage Arsenal but the club’s all-time record goalscorer, who retired in 2014 after a stint with New York Red Bulls, would need to complete the final course, the UEFA Pro Licence, to manage his old club.

Henry’s former France team mate Zinedine Zidane completed the Pro Licence last year and was quickly installed as head coach at Spanish giants Real Madrid in January.

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