Micah Richards joked he wanted Thierry Henry to sign him for the France Under-21 team but was disappointed by a phone call.
The Arsenal and Premier League legend took on the role of coach of the young side last month and will also coach the Blues at the Paris Olympics next summer.
This is the fifth different coaching role Henry has held. He was youth coach at Arsenal then assistant to the Belgian national team before becoming coach of Monaco.
Henry joined Montreal Impact in 2019, but returned to his old role with Belgium a year and a half later and is now with France.
Such a role is still new to him and, although he has no management experience himself, Richards seemed keen to take part.
On Tuesday night, CBS Sports anchor Kate Abdo asked Henry, “Have you considered taking on an assistant from your circle?”
Henry then turned to Richards, who said, “To be honest, I was waiting for a call.
“But he called me to tell me who his assistant was! Tweety, you hurt me man, you hurt me!”
Instead of Richards, Gerald Baticle and former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy are Henry’s assistants with the France U21 team.
Everything has gone well so far since the start of his tenure as they have won both their matches under his leadership.
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