Arsene Wenger: Thierry Henry Will Need ‘Psychological And Mental Transformation’ If He Wants To Succeed As A Manager

Chris Wright

8th, September 2015

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“What do you call this? It hasn’t even got a zip!”

Arsene Wenger has told his protégé Thierry Henry that he will need to undergo a “psychological and mental transformation” if he wishes to make it in the cut-throat world of the football manager.

Having retired in December of last year, Henry is currently working with the Arsenal U18 set-up as he plugs away at his coaching badges.

However, while impressed with his former signing’s attitude and application, Wenger reckons Henry will have to toughen up if he wishes to make a successful transition into full-blown management.

Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, Wenger said:

Thierry will discover what the job is about and you have to go through that process if you want to one day manage a football team.

The job of a player is centred on you and the job of a coach is centred on others. You find you just focus on others and how you can help them.

It demands a psychological and mental transformation that is not always easy.

It also demands how to get what you know is available in other people in the most simplistic way.

To which Henry merely replied…

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  1. arsene_out says:

    a “psychological and mental transformation” – Wenger is right. Henry strikes me as a winner, so it might take a lot of mental adjustment to spend year after year aiming to just be 4th best whilst growing a healthy balance sheet, not improve the team, passover quality signings time after time, and still have the audacity to call yourself the best man for the job all whilst picking up the highest salary in the managers world for mediocrity season after season. (good luck with that, thierry!)

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