HENRY WILL CATCH COACH IN WALES
THIERRY HENRY will take his first step into coaching this summer... in Wales.
The Arsenal legend announced his retirement from playing last month after his contract at New York Red Bulls expired.
But Henry, 37, will start taking his coaching badges after signing on to the UEFA B licence course at the Football Association of Wales’ headquarters at Dragon Park in Newport.
Henry has been in Wales this week to view the facilities and also delivered a short classroom presentation to Osian Roberts’ Wales Under-16 side.
The Frenchman, Arsenal’s record goalscorer, will be joined by former Gunners team-mate Freddie Ljungberg on the course following a glowing recommendation by Man City’s Elite Development Squad manager Patrick Vieira, who also took his badges across the Severn Bridge.
It is the latest coup for the FAW, with the likes of Everton boss Roberto Martinez, Swansea chief Garry Monk, Jens Lehmann and Sol Campbell all coming through their system in recent years.
Henry, who joined Sky TV as a pundit this month, has been earmarked as a future Arsenal coach.