Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov wants role for Henry
Fri 14th Dec 2012 | Football Club Management
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov believes club legend Thierry Henry has an 'important' role to play at the Emirates Stadium, but not as a player.
Henry is reportedly set to rejoin Arsenal on loan from New York Red Bulls in January and it will be his third stint as a player with Arsene Wenger's side.
However, Usmanov wants the striker to have an influence at Arsenal once he retires from playing and does not want to see Henry follow the same path as his old team-mate Patrick Vieira.
Former Gunners captain Vieira is the football development executive at Manchester City and Usmanov feels it is important Henry is part of Arsenal's long-term future.
"I don't have any powers in terms of decisions at the club but there are a few players with whom I am in contact, including Thierry Henry," said Usmanov.
"Thierry should be involved at the club but not as a player. He has another role to play, a more important role.
"Look at Patrick Vieira at Manchester City. He is also a symbol of Arsenal but he is helping another club. We have to avoid that with Thierry."
Posted by: Kev Howland
If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue 25th Apr 2017 | Football Club Management
Leeds United has appointed Ivan Bravo to the Club’s Board of Directors with immediate effect. The former Director of Strategy at Real Madrid, leading on both the sport and business fronts at the...
Mon 24th Apr 2017 | Football Club Management
If you look at Manchester United's recent history, there is a clear distinction between the club's on and off-field performance . More specifically, while the club has struggled to achieve success on...
Fri 21st Apr 2017 | Football Club Management
Tottenham Hotspur Under 23 coach and former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu has died following a cardiac arrest. Ugo collapsed at Spurs’ training ground on Thursday and was...
Thu 13th Apr 2017 | Football Club Management
The number of minutes played by club-trained players in the Premier League has hit an all-time low according new research. The study by CIES Observatory focuses on the demographic evolution of the...