Thierry Henry reveals his 'dream' of becoming Arsenal manger one day after quitting Montreal to be closer to family

THIERRY HENRY admits he dreams of becoming Arsenal manager one day.

Gunners legend Henry has made a less-than impressive start to his career in the dugout having struggled at Monaco and leaving his job in Montreal to be closer to his family.

But the Frenchman still has eyes of one taking taking charge of the club where he is the all-time leading scorer and has a statue of him as a player outside their stadium.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, 43-year-old Henry said: “Listen, if you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to coach Arsenal one day, they’ll say yes.

“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.

“Arsenal is part of me and always will be – half of my heart belongs to Arsenal, and the other half to my family.

“The understanding I have with Arsenal fans is something I cannot describe – it’s something I’m always going to miss.

“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. I

"f you ask if one day I’d like to cut the grass at the Emirates Stadium, then yes.”

Henry saw his hopes of taking charge of Bournemouth last month dashed when Montreal rejected an approach from the Championship club.

Within a week he had walked out on the MLS side saying he needed to be closer to his family, and is now looking for a new challenge.

He added: “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!

“I’m on my learning curve, I want to do well for the team I’m coaching, then time will tell.

"If you’re not successful, you’re not going to have those types of opportunities.

“I’m just concentrating on what I can control, and the rest is a massive utopia. Would I have liked to sing like Lionel Richie? Yes, but I don’t sing like Lionel Richie!”

The full 10-page interview with Thierry Henry is in this month’s FourFourTwo on sale on Wednesday, March 10.

Also in this issue, Javier Mascherano answers questions from readers, former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra opens up about gambling away £2million and a look at how Rangers roared back to success after 10 years.

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