Thierry Henry has confirmed he is leaving his media work to move into management on a full-time basis.
Henry is currently assistant coach to Belgium and just helped them to third place in the World Cup finals, but he was also working as a television pundit on the side.
Now Henry is looking at full time coaching, which is set to see him move onto a full-time managerial role.
“It is with sadness, that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey towards achieving that goal,” he explained on social media.
“Over the last four years I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football. These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long-term ambition to become a football manager.”
Following the announcement and Bookmakers were quick to list up the likeliest destination for Henry.
Paddy Power make it most likely that Henry will take on head coach role with Belgium at 2/1, whilst West Ham rated the most likely Premiership job.
rSpokesman Paddy Power said: “Thierry Henry has had enough of punditry and grabbing Jamie Carragher’s thigh, announcing he’s ready for management.
“He’s had a taster as Roberto Martinez’s assistant, and now it looks like he could be ready to steal the top spot off him.”