Thiery Henry has revealed he would love to coach FC Barcelona but is aware he has to prove his worth and be successful to have such opportunities.
Henry is arguably one of the greatest strikers in the history of the sport, but his CV as a coach is not as impressive as his was as a player.
The Frenchman began his coaching career with Arsenal youth team and later became an assistant manager at the Belgium national team. AS Monaco appointed him as their manager in October 2018, but he only lasted in the job less than four months as the Ligue One side sacked him in January 2019 following poor results.
In November that year, Henry signed a two-year deal with MLS side Montreal Impact, and he led them to their first playoff berth in four seasons, but stepped down from the position in February 2021 for family reasons.
Speaking to Four Four Two, Henry admitted he would love to coach Barcelona, but he also knows his current credentials as a coach won't be enough to earn him such an opportunity. "If you ask me am I dreaming, yes I'm dreaming. But when you're not dreaming, you're awake and there is a reality," Henry told Four Four Two [via Marca].
"Would I love to coach Arsenal? Yes. Would I love to go to Barcelona? Yes. Would I like to play for Arsenal again? I'd love to play for them again, but the reality is I can't!
"I'm on my learning curve, I want to do well for the team I'm coaching, then time will tell. If you're not successful, you're not going to have those types of opportunities.
"I'm just concentrating on what I can control, and the rest is a massive utopia. Would I have liked to sing like Lionel Richie? Yes, but I don't sing like Lionel Richie!"