Thierry Henry unafraid to give his opinion on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Arsenal legend is a big admirer of Jose Mourinho's management - despite the Chelsea boss' ongoing feud with Arsene Wenger.

Thierry Henry confirmed his retirement this week, and announced he would be starting a new career as a pundit.

It's not expected to be long-term, with the Frenchman keen to get into coaching - and with an eventual view to a job at Arsenal.

This could land him in the opposing dugout to Jose Mourinho, a manager always at odds with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Henry is a big admirer of the Chelsea boss however, praising him in an interview with SkySports about who has impressed him most this season.

He said: "Mourinho is a genius, you have to give him his credit, wherever he goes he wins.

"Whether you like him or don't like him we're not here to judge the person, we are here to judge the manager. He's a good manager yes he is, he's outstanding."

Henry is particularly taken with this current Chelsea side, starring his former teammate Cesc Fabregas.

"For me the partnership growing between Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas is massive. But no Matic, Ivanovic, Terry, Azpilicueta, then you don't see Cesc and Diego Costa or Hazard or Oscar, they find the right balance."

Mourinho's Chelsea are the early favourites for the Premier League title, having finished trophyless last season, they are into a commanding lead early on.

Henry will know so long as Mourinho is around, whether he is Arsene Wenger's assistant, coach, or replacement - he will face a tough challenge.


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