Thierry Henry quits £4million-a-year Sky Sports punditry role

Thierry Henry has quit his £4 million-a-year job as a Premier League pundit with Sky Sports to concentrate on fulfilling his ambition of moving into football management.

Arsenal legend Henry has always admitted that he would like to become a manager one day, and after initially spending time working with the youth sides at his former club, he then became part of Roberto Martinez’s backroom staff with the Belgium national side in 2016.

After retiring from playing with New York Red Bulls in 2014, the former France international joined Sky Sports Premier League punditry team to much fanfare. Although in all honesty, apart from looking razor sharp in a collection of high end suits, Henry was often accused of providing extremely bland and predictable analysis.

Spending this summer as part of Belgium’s impressive run to the World Cup semi-final has obviously intensified the 40-year-old’s desire to take on a full time coaching or managerial role and he has taken to twitter to announce his decision to hang up his snazzy suit and walk away from Sky’s pundit sofa:

“Over the last four years I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football,” Henry wrote.

“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.”

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