France legend Thierry Henry reportedly ‘eager’ on teaching USMNT

France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is “keen” on turning into the following head coach of the United States males’s nationwide crew, based on a report from ESPN on Thursday. The USMNT is at present being coached on an interim foundation by Anthony Hudson, considered one of Gregg Berhalter’s assistants on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Henry is finest recognized for being some of the prolific strikers in Premier League historical past, scoring a membership document 228 targets in all competitions with Arsenal, however he is been a working coach since 2015, when he began teaching Arsenal’s youth groups. Since then, he is been a head coach with AS Monaco and CF Montréal (previously often known as the Montréal Impact), and an assistant coach with Belgium, most lately on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Henry had an opportunity to return to the sidelines as a head coach with the France ladies’s nationwide crew however turned down the provide as a result of he is “moving on to other projects,” French federation committee member Jean-Michel Aulas instructed Le Figaro in a latest interview. Henry hasn’t been a head coach since 2021, when he stepped down from his place with Montréal to be nearer to his household in London.

Henry was requested about his curiosity within the USMNT teaching job in February and mentioned that it is a “tricky one” to speak about.

“Do I know the players? Yeah, I know the players. Do I know the league? Yeah, I do know the league. Then, it’s a different ball game,” Henry mentioned throughout a CBS broadcast. “I can’t talk about it now like that. But would I want to be a manager at any level? Yes, that’s one of the things I would like to do.”

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The seek for the USMNT’s subsequent head coach is ongoing and Berhalter, who was lately the topic of an investigation inside U.S. Soccer, stays a candidate for the job. Hudson will coach the U.S. for its upcoming Nations League matches in opposition to Grenada and El Salvador.

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