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Giroud hopes ‘living legend’ Henry manages France some day

France striker Olivier Giroud hopes that Thierry Henry will one day become manager of Les Blues.

Arsenal legend Henry enjoyed a glittering international career, winning the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship.

However, he is currently working as a assistant coach for Belgium, who will face his home Country in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening.

Chelsea and Les Blues striker Giroud has admitted that while he has massive respect for France legend Henry, but he also revealed that he will be eager to get one over on Henry when the two continental neighbours face off in the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

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“He’s a living legend of French football and we have a lot of respect for him. We have a lot of respect for what he’s done, but we’re not going to think about it very much.

“I’m not jealous. There’s a lot of mutual respect. I don’t resent him. My job’s to be good on the pitch, to help my team. But I’d be proud to show Titi that he chose the wrong side!”

“He’s there to learn and to develop as a coach.

“Maybe one day he will be able to coach that France team. I’m sure he’s learning on a daily basis and giving good advice to the Belgians.”

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