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17th Jul 2018

Thierry Henry receives three job offers after leaving Sky Sports role

In high demand

Darragh Murphy

Thierry Henry has already received three managerial offers after announcing his decision to leave Sky Sports.

Henry has resigned from his role with the broadcaster, where he has been working as a pundit since 2015, with the intent to focus on coaching.

The former Arsenal, Barcelona and France forward recently helped guide Belgium to a third-place finish in the World Cup as part of Roberto Martinez’s staff.

And apparently, Henry is in high demand because, according to a report in the Daily Mail, he has already received three job offers.

One offer has come from a club in the United Kingdom, with two from abroad, but Henry does not plan to rush into any position.

Henry, who has a full set of coaching badges, feels like his future lies in the dugout, rather than the studio, and his now-former colleague Jamie Carragher has paid tribute to the Frenchman.

Carragher’s former England teammate John Terry is currently one of the favourites to replace Henry, who had two-and-a-half years left on his deal with Sky Sports.

“Over the last four years, I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football,” Henry said on social media on Monday afternoon.

“These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long-term ambition to become a football manager. It is with sadness, therefore, that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey to achieving that goal.

“I would like to thank everyone at Sky for making me feel so welcome and at ease throughout my time with them and I wish them all the best for the future. Great memories.”