Henry: I can't see Wenger taking over as England manager
Thierry Henry told reporters in India he doesn't expect ex-boss Arsene Wenger to fill the full-time vacancy left by Sam Allardyce's departure.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry thinks it's unlikely his former boss Arsene Wenger will fill the vacant England manager's position.
Wenger, who recently celebrated 20 years in charge of the Gunners, has been strongly linked with the job following Sam Allardyce's departure in September.
"Personally I don't see it happening"
"You can never say never but I personally don't see it happening," Henry told reporters in India's commercial capital Mumbai on Wednesday.
Allardyce left the England post after the publication by the Daily Telegraph of controversial comments made to undercover reporters.
He was secretly filmed giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules and mocking predecessor Roy Hodgson.
Gareth Southgate is in temporary charge as the Football Association hunt for a full-time successor.
Wenger deal up at end of season
Wenger's Arsenal contract is due to expire at the end of this Premier League campaign and he's known to have several keen admirers at the FA.
But Henry, who won two league titles with Arsenal under Wenger, believes his fellow Frenchman may be lukewarm about the idea of coaching the Three Lions.
"I think he answered himself recently when he said that the England manager should be English. That's his own words," explained the retired striker.
"I said recently that Arsene likes to be on the field on a daily basis and when you're coach of a national team you don't get to do that," Henry added.
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