London, July 17: Legendary Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has suggested that he would want to be the manager of his former club Arsenal someday.
Henry, Arsenal's all-time record goalscorer, was all set to take over as Arsenal's U-18 side manager this summer, but the plan fell apart after senior side's manager Arsene Wenger intervened.
The Arsenal boss who himself looks after the youth developement of the club told Henry to quit his punditry job with Sky Sports and the take charge. If not he will not be appointed.
Speaking to the Sun, Henry said: "I'd be lying if I told you being manager wasn't a wish that I have because I love Arsenal.
"The game is my passion and always will be. I would like to manage - but I am far from it."
The 38-year-old completed his UEFA A licence recently but insisted he is bent on acquiring the UEFA Pro-an advanced version.
Henry continued: "Although I am able to manage any team now, I would still like to pass my UEFA Pro Licence, which I'm working on to give me a better all-round knowledge.
"Before you can think of becoming a first-team coach you need to have experience. That is what I'm trying to get and to complete the necessary coaching hours that are needed."
The invincible member also said that he felt he could make a difference coaching the Arsenal Under-18s, but even though he has not got the job he would carry on supporting the team.
"There is a massive difference between a wish and doing it. I felt I could add something to the kids and also gain valuable experience myself," he said.
"If it's not to be there, then so be it. I have to respect the situation. I'll continue to support the team and wish them the best for this season."