Thierry Henry backed to be the next Arsenal manager

Thierry Henry backed to be the next Arsenal manager

Henry expressed interest in the Sky Sports studio and his odds shortened considerably.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been heavily backed to be the next Arsenal manager, following the Gunners' defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

The movement follows the 3-0 loss in which players were labelled ‘spineless’ and ‘pathetic’ by Gary Neville.

Alongside the perennial candidates being linked to the job, including the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Joachim Löw and Thomas Tuchel, the Arsenal legend has come into the fray. 

Punters are piling in on Henry being named the new boss, with 15% of all bets backing the French international to take over at the Emirates. 

That’s seen his odds slashed on getting the role from an outside shot at 33/1 into just 14/1, the biggest movement in the market following the cup final. 

Henry has yet to manage at senior level but is currently the assistant of Belgium manager Roberto Martinez heading into the World Cup in Russia this summer. 

Sitting on the panel for Sky Sports News during the cup final, Henry was asked if he would take over the helm at the Emirates. 

The Frenchman said: “Obviously I’m passing my badges and I’m nearly done. 

“Who wouldn’t like to be the Arsenal coach?”

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “The Arsenal manager market has been going on for nearly as long as Coronation Street, but we’ve seen an interesting twist this morning. 

“Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is proving immensely popular with punters, particularly following the defeat to City. 

“He’s never managed at a senior level, but that isn’t dissuading punters from backing the iconic striker to try and salvage the club from the mire that they’re currently in."

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