Robert Pires backs Thierry Henry’s move to step into club management
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has praised Thierry Henry’s decision to quit his punditry role with Sky Sports in order to become a full-time head coach. The Frenchman has been associated with a potential step into management over the past couple of years and he has now decided to realise his ambition after also resigning from the assistant role with Belgium.
Speaking to ESPN FC, Pires said that Henry has taken the right choice at the current phase and believes his compatriot is prepared to make the mark in club management, he said: “I don't know if a chairman will give Thierry the opportunity but he will be a good manager.During the World Cup he was assistant to Roberto Martinez and did very well. If you ask all the Belgian players all of them, especially [Romelu] Lukaku, they say they learned from Thierry every day.I'm very happy he left Sky. I sent him a message yesterday saying 'finally, you left'. Not because he's not a good pundit but I know Thierry. He's ready.”