Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has welcomed reports linking him with Celtic, declaring his ‘respect’ for the club.

The France ‘98 World Cup winner is open to replacing Neil Lennon, who departed Celtic Park in February and can see himself in Scotland.

Celtic have fallen off after winning nine consecutive Scottish titles, until Steven Gerrard’s Rangers won it in 2021.

The Liverpool legend was appointed in 2018 to rebuild the sleeping giants, culminating in their first title win in a decade. The unbeaten Gers are currently 20 points clear of their bitter rivals

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Henry has been out of employment since stepping down as Montreal Impact manager in February and is not denying interest in taking over the Bhoys.

‘With all humility, whatever is going to come my way, I’m not saying that should come my way, but whatever comes my way I’m going to evaluate,’ Henry said on the Robbie Fowler Podcast.

‘I’m sure they’re going to work on what they’re going to work on. I don’t know what’s happening there, this is a club I respect a lot I’m sure like a lot of people in the world, but that I don’t know about.

‘All I know is I want to coach and be back out there. You look at what Stevie G (Steven Gerrard) has done, and it’s just ridiculous. What a man. I knew he was going to deliver.’

Henry went on to outline how much he appreciates the time Rangers have given to Gerrard, in order to let him craft a team before wrestling away Celtic’s dominance in the SPL.

‘What I like with Rangers is they gave him time to build a team, to grab the players he wanted and make sure they were going to play.

‘I love that they gave him the time to be able to catch Celtic, because if not, how are you going to do it? You need more than one season and two seasons.

‘To go back to what you asked, I have massive respect for both clubs, but I’m just trying to wait and see.

‘I am available, and I don’t know what’s going to come my way but I want to coach for sure.’

It remains unclear if Henry would get the job, having coached Monaco and the Canada-Based MLS side. 

Should the 43-year-old move to Scotland, it would begin an eye-catching rivalry with Gerrard for the country’s top honours. 

Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin
March 31, 2021
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Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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