The dream scenario for football fans is to see a club legend retire and then go on to manage their club after retiring from their playing days. In this case, it could actually happen as Henry is set to take his first steps in management with Aston Villa after The Star have claimed that the Frenchman has made a verbal agreement with the Birmingham club.
Thierry Henry has “verbally agreed” his first managerial job – to replace Steve Bruce in charge of Aston Villa [Daily Star]
If it's true, we wish you the best of luck Thierry! pic.twitter.com/AlUGrHA9NR
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) July 24, 2018
To see Henry manage Arsenal football club would be a dream come true for everyone associated with the club. The legendary French hitman spent eight years with The Gunners where he won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and top scored the premier league on four separate occasions. Even if Henry does manage Arsenal, it won’t be for a while as he still needs to learn the ropes and could do so with Aston Villa in the Championship.
The Gunners will have to get by with current manager Unai Emery for now and seeing as the fans are yet to see the Spanish gaffer take charge of a competitive fixture for the club it seems a bit hasty that they’re already waiting for the day Henry takes over. A lot can still go wrong and the 40-year-old may never get the opportunity to be the gaffer at The Emirates, although for now, the fans are daring to dream.
You can see what the Gunners make of Henry’s potential new role here:
— H4RDZZ (@hdrpp944) July 24, 2018
Lets go Thierry!!
— Vegard Sandnes (@VegardSandnes2) July 24, 2018
Should have gone there earlier…could have sacked John Terry!
— Not bad isn't it (@afc_steve24) July 24, 2018
Going to be a villa fan next season then
— david hine (@davidhine8) July 24, 2018
Hopefully he gets some exposure, can easily see him take over as Arsenal's head coach in 3 years time.
— Archiz (@archiz_AFC) July 24, 2018
All the Best Legend
— One Munyua (@onemunyua) July 24, 2018
— Jair aka JADE (@DeepInTheCoug) July 24, 2018
As you can see, some Arsenal fans are getting ahead of themselves with Henry, but that’s understandable seeing as he’s the majority of Arsenal fans idol.