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Arsenal legend within the operating for Wales job


Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is a contender to succeed Rob Web page as the brand new Wales boss.

Web page, who led his nation to their first World Cup in 64 years, was sacked on Friday a couple of months after Wales didn’t qualify for Euro 2024. His reign lasted for over three years however got here to an anticlimactic finish following disappointing pleasant losses to each Gibraltar and Slovakia in June.

Wales are usually not anticipated to hurry to search out his substitute however the BBC has reported they’re contemplating former striker Henry as a substitute. The Frenchman is about to steer his nation’s Olympic staff in Paris this summer time after efficiently managing France’s Beneath-21 facet, however he already has ties to Wales after learning for his teaching licenses with the Welsh FA.

Robert Page

Wales search for a brand new boss after sacking Rob Web page / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

If Henry is obtainable the Wales job, it is anticipated that his wage won’t be as excessive as what different nations might provide, however would equally permit him to proceed present work in punditry and media.

An appointment for Henry could be much like that of Ryan Giggs, when the nation employed a giant identify however allowed him to proceed his enterprise away from the pitch.

The previous Arsenal star’s profession in administration has to date taken him to a number of locations, main Monaco for 20 video games earlier than signing as Montreal boss. He additionally hung out working as an assistant underneath Roberto Martinez with Belgium – together with at Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.

He is but to assert silverware on the touchline, however picked up two Premier League titles, a Champions League trophy and a World Cup win, alongside a bunch of others, throughout his time as a participant.