Thierry Henry, a former Arsenal player, has stated that he would never contemplate coaching Tottenham Hotspur.
Henry played for the Gunners for eight years before moving to Barcelona in the summer of 2007.
Before a brief return on loan in 2012, the Frenchman won two Premier League crowns and two FA Cup wins, becoming the club’s all-time best goalscorer in the process.
Since retirement, the prolific goalscorer has turned to coaching, first as the manager of Monaco in France and then as the head coach of MLS club CF Montreal for 15 months.
Now, Henry works as an assistant coach for Belgium’s national side under Roberto Martinez, and the former Gunner claims he could never manage Arsenal’s local rival.
“That would never happen in a million years,” he said when asked if he would ever contemplate managing Tottenham at the Prime Video Presents Sport 2021 event.
Henry is a Prime Video commentator for Arsenal’s December Premier League fixtures, and he was joined on-stage by Patrice Evra to discuss Arsenal’s next encounter against Manchester United, acknowledging that winning at Old Trafford for the second year in a row will be a difficult assignment.
“United has been better than us,” he remarked, “but you never know what can happen.”
“It took us 14 years to win there again last season, but it was difficult to win there even in my time.”
United now have someone in Ronaldo who can solve their difficulties, and they have a good squad.”
Last season, the Gunners beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 1-0 thanks to a penalty from club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, giving them their first league away win against United since the 2006/07 season.
Mikel Arteta will be trying to gather some momentum ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Manchester United on Monday night, when the north Londoners meet Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.