Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, is poised to turn down an offer to become Julian Nagelsmann’s assistant manager at Paris Saint-Germain.
The former Gunner reportedly prefers to progress his managerial career in England.
- Thierry Henry is expected to turn down the role of assistant manager at Paris Saint-Germain.
- The Arsenal icon reportedly prefers to continue his managerial career in England.
- Julian Nagelsmann is being eyed as the next first-team manager for PSG, replacing Christophe Galtier.
Following advanced discussions with Ligue 1 Champions earlier this week, Arsenal icon Thierry Henry is expected to turn down the role of assistant manager at Paris Saint-Germain, as reported by Foot Mercato.
Having spent a year with the Belgium national team alongside Roberto Martinez, the Frenchman believes he is prepared to transition back into a primary managerial role.
Henry’s past managerial roles at Monaco and Montreal were less successful, and this new opportunity to work alongside Julian Nagelsmann at PSG could have marked a significant step in his career.
In his personal life, Henry’s family resides in England and he prefers to spend more time there.
Furthermore, it has been reported by Le Parisien that the former Gunner is keen to progress his managerial career, preferably as a head coach rather than an assistant.
In a parallel development, PSG are reportedly looking to appoint Nagelsmann, who was sacked by Bayern Munich in March, as their next permanent first-team manager.
PSG’s former manager Christophe Galtier was sacked on Tuesday, just days after securing the club’s 11th Ligue 1 title.
Nagelsmann, a young talent at only 35, was also considered for roles at Chelsea and Tottenham earlier this summer.
Following his departure from Bayern Munich, initial talks were held with both London clubs, but both have since distanced themselves from the prospect and have now made other appointments.
Despite Henry’s reluctance, the Parisians remain keen on having Nagelsmann lead their team, highlighting the esteem in which he is held.
This development follows a tumultuous period for PSG, marked by the dismissal of their former manager Christophe Galtier and the earlier replacement of Thomas Tuchel by Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich.
As the carousel of managerial changes continues to spin, the footballing world will be closely watching where Thierry Henry lands next.
His next move could have significant implications for his managerial career and indeed for the club that acquires his services.