The Frenchman talked about his desire to return to his previous employers
After enduring a horrendous time at the time of AS Monaco’s helm, Thierry Henry returned for a more successful managerial role with Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact.
Asked to take over charge of the MLS side in its foregone edition, Henry not only managed to redeem himself as a manager but showed what he has to offer in the position. However, despite tasting consummate success with the club, Henry revealed that he would be relinquishing the role owing to COVID.
Stringent Coronavirus protocols have seen USA and Canada seal their borders for any incoming travellers including a prolonged isolation period, rules which were enough to dissuade Henry from returning to the MLS.
However, despite letting go off that manager role, the Frenchman asserted that he was far from done as a manager. More importantly, the previous Arsenal striker revealed that he was very much open to being given charge of the Premier League side in the future.
Henry Talks Up Arsenal Reunion
“Listen, if you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to coach Arsenal one day, they’ll say yes,” Henry said when enquired about his return to Arsenal. “If you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to score a goal for Arsenal, they’ll say yes.
“When I speak about it, it’s a utopia. People get carried away whenever I say that it’s my club, but I have it in my blood – I’m an Arsenal fan.
“So if you’re asking me if one day I’d like to coach Arsenal, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to be Arsenal’s kit man, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to cut the grass at the Emirates Stadium, then yes.
“But it’s a utopia, and I am far from that. If you ask me am I dreaming, yes I’m dreaming. But when you’re not dreaming, you’re awake and there is a reality. Would I love to coach Arsenal? Yes. Would I love to go to Barcelona? Yes. Would I like to play for Arsenal again? I’d love to play for them again, but the reality is I can’t!”
“If I could relive one night, it would be when I came back on loan and scored the winning goal against Leeds.
“It was the third round of the FA Cup, Leeds were in the Championship at the time and it wasn’t the best goal ever, but I reconnected with the fans for one night… one more night. That was priceless.”