Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has confirmed that he would not like to become a manager in the future once he retires from playing, despite stating previously that he would one day like to manage a club.

The former French international has also said that he would like to remain in football as long as possible, but has ruled out the possibility of a management job as the only means to do so. One of the reasons for Henry ruling out management is that he does not believe that would be able to pass on knowledge he has secured from the likes of Arsene Wenger, according to the Arsenal news website.

Thierry Henry has also said that former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba should not be criticised for his decision to choose Chinese football over the United States football. It is very much thought that the United States football is on the ascendancy in recent seasons after the arrival of players like Thierry Henry and David Beckham. However, Didier Drogba is thought to be closer to a move to the Chinese regions, which does not have a significant presence of high profile players other than Nicolas Anelka. Henry has also said that he would not move to China if he was offered the same kind of wages as Nicolas Anelka.

“The more I think about it, it’s pretty difficult. You don’t think about it but you need to be a teacher [as a coach/manager]. Teaching isn’t easy. Sometimes you see things yourself but how do you pass it on?  When you know something and you’re talking to someone who just doesn’t get it … that must be hard. Some of the guys that you are talking about, they’ve been there and done that. I don’t know if you can put it down to a ‘no’ to MLS, I think it was just more of a choice. Nicolas, I’m sure, felt like he was more into being in China,” said Henry.