The England job has become somewhat of a poisoned chalice over the past number of years. Despite that, top managers still find themselves linked to the position, including Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman is amongst a list of managers that could lead the ‘Three Lions’ forward in the future, and former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has weighed in on the possibility of his former boss being appointed.
“What I know about Arsene is that he loves to go on the field on a daily basis and if you’re the coach of a national team, you’re not down there on a daily basis,” Henry told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Arsene loves to go on the field and work with his team, that’s why I don’t see that happening.”
Henry can’t see Wenger leaving after 20 years managing the Premier League club, winning three Premier League titles and six FA Cup trophies in that time.
“Arsene loves Arsenal, he’s been there for a very long time. We all don’t see him leaving Arsenal so I don’t know what is going to happen. We all know the England job is an impossible one, and is the one that everyone tries to avoid.”
The 66-year-old has come under scrutiny by Arsenal fans over the past number of years for failing to bring further Premier League title success to the Emirates as well as under-performing on the European stage.
While Wenger’s name is in the hat, current Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce could be his saving grace and has been heavily tipped to fill the managerial role in more recent days.
The position became vacant following England’s shock Euro 2016 last-16 exit at the hands of Iceland, leading to Roy Hodgson standing down as manager shortly after the full-time whistle.
James McDonald, Pundit Arena