Thierry Henry reacts to Mourinho sacking by questioning his own managerial ambitions
By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes
Thierry Henry has questioned his own managerial ambitions after Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea on Thursday.
Henry harbours ambitions to move into management and has begun taking his coaching badges at Arsenal’s London Colney headquarters.
But the precariousness of the profession may make Arsenal’s record goalscorer think twice about giving up his lucrative punditry role.
Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea for the second time, just seven months after guiding the club to the Premier League title.
“It doesn’t matter what you do or what you did,” Henry told Sky Sports on Thursday afternoon. “At some time you will get the sack and be showed the door whatever you did for the club. You don’t sack the players, the easiest option is to go for the manager.
“I starting to wonder whether I’m going into the right job. It’s actually what I want to do [but] it is harder to be a manager nowadays and people don’t have time for anyone.”
Henry is one of the most prominent Sky Sports pundits after signing a lucrative package with the satellite broadcaster following his retirement from the game 12 months ago.
He is in no doubt about how Mourinho should be remembered at Stamford Bridge.
“Let’s not forget, he put Chelsea on the map,” Henry added. “Roman Abramovich did a lot and the players did their bit but Mourinho put Chelsea on the map.”