Report: West Ham hold talks with Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry about taking coaching role

Men's Singles Final -  Thierry Henry watches Switzerland's Roger Federer play against Serbia's Novak Djokovic

Watford and West Ham have reportedly spoken to Thierry Henry.

Men's Singles Final -  Thierry Henry watches Switzerland's Roger Federer play against Serbia's Novak DjokovicThierry Henry

According to The Telegraph, Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry has held talks with both Watford and West Ham United about possible coaching roles.

Henry, 38, has been forced to give up a post with the Arsenal Under-18's after Arsene Wenger told him he would have to give up his role on Sky Sports in order to remain as a coach with the Gunners.

Arsenal's Thierry Henry celebrates victory

Henry is looking to work towards his Uefa Pro Licence, but staying with Arsenal - the club he scored 228 goals in 376 games for - is now off the table after Henry wanted to keep his punditry role.

However, The Telegraph report that Henry is looking to prove Arsenal wrong by working as a pundit and as a coach next season - and he's already held talks with two Premier League rivals.

Arsenal's Thierry Henry celebrates after scoring his teams seventh goal

The report claims that the Frenchman has held talks with Watford and West Ham about possible coaching roles, whilst there is also a chance that Henry works with a national organisation, such as The FA.

Moves to Watford or West Ham would allow Henry to stay in London, and it seems that both clubs would be willing to let Henry continue to work with Sky Sports next season - something Arsenal boss Wenger clearly wasn't even considering.

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It's added that Henry had not only offered to work for free with the Arsenal Under-18's, but also wanted to work with the club's strikers on just one day a week - but Wenger refused to budge and wouldn't allow Henry to coach unless he quit his position with Sky Sports.

It seems that Wenger wasn't so keen on Henry being in a position to be critical of the Gunners on national TV and then heading to coach the club's players, and that could lead Henry to Watford or West Ham this summer.

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