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Thierry Henry walks away from Sky punditry job to chase 'long term ambition' of being a manager

Roberto Martinez’ assistant in this World Cup wants a chance in the hot seat.

Henry's reaction to the news Liverpool had sacked Brendan Rodgers caught the eye of many.
Henry's reaction to the news Liverpool had sacked Brendan Rodgers caught the eye of many.

BELGIUM’S THRILLING RUN to a third-place finish at the World Cup appears to have stirred Thierry Henry’s ambition.

The Frenchman, who has been a regular pundit on Sky Sports for the past four years, this afternoon tweeted that he will leave that role in order to advance his career as a coach and manager.

Henry has worked as assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez since 2016, the intermittent nature of international football allowing the 40-year-old to juggle both commitments. However, today Henry says he will devote ‘more time on the pitch’.

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

“These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfill 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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