Thierry Henry eyes US coaching job
Thierry Henry is interested in becoming the head coach of the United States if he is given every opportunity to make them a force in the next FIFA World Cup on home soil.
After Gregg Berhalter's contract expired at the end of last year, the United States is looking for a new coach.
Following the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Henry completed a second stint with Belgium as an assistant to Roberto Martinez.
The Spaniard has since left that position to lead Portugal.
Former Montreal Impact coach Henry will now relish the opportunity to lead the 2026 World Cup co-hosts.
But only if plans are made to provide them with the best possible opportunity to advance in three years.
"Do I know the players?" said the France legend. Yes, I am familiar with the players. Do I know anything about the league? Yes, I am familiar with the league.
"Would I like to be a manager at any level? Of course, that's something I'd like to do.
"What is the plan for returning to the United States in general? What exactly is the philosophy? What do you aspire to be? When you ask this question, you will eventually find the answers.
"Just because you're hosting the competition doesn't mean you'll automatically go far. We've seen it with some major league teams.
"Big teams can't always win at home, and small teams often struggle. South Korea made it to the semi-finals [in 2002].
"I remember South Korea stopping their league and going into a camp for eight months to try to perform and people were wondering why they were so fit and they got to the semi-final.
"So, what's the game plan? I'm not talking about myself here, but about the national team."
Henry considers himself to have served his time as an assistant.
"Being number two is not something I want to do anymore," he added. Roberto Martinez deserves a lot of respect.
"He gave me a chance when no one else would, but I'd like another chance."
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