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Wenger is too “hands on”, according to the legend.

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Wenger enjoying being out on the pitch with his star player.
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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has said that he believes his former manager Arsene Wenger is too “hands on” for the job of England manager.

Given his stature in English football, and the fact that his contract is set to run out at the end of this season, it’s natural that Wenger would be considered as a candidate for the English manager job.

According to Henry, however, Wenger would miss the day-to-day work that comes with being a club manager.

“I said recently that Arsene likes being on the pitch on a daily basis, and that’s not the case when you coach a national team,” Henry said.

Henry’s comments fit what we know of Wenger as a man who lives and breathes the game, and Henry’s fellow Frenchman and Arsenal legend Robert Pires has made similar comments as well.

However, should Wenger decide to take the England job, we at The Short Fuse would wish him plenty of luck in trying to live up to Sam Allardyce’s reign.