Thierry Henry’s Coaching Qualifications Questioned
It has been revealed that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s recently acquired coaching qualifications are being questioned.
Welsh-based Scottish coach Will Foley, who played for Swansea, Cardiff and Newport, is to ask UEFA to investigate how Henry, who also works as a Sky Sports pundit, could receive his A licence so quickly and wants the FA of Wales to return payment to him for his aborted course, says the Daily Mail.
Foley said: “There was no way humanly possible Thierry had even completed his UEFA B licence and could have finished all his assessments and tasks on the A licence when everyone else participating on the course has not even had the chance.
“Where does it end with the Welsh FA? Are they not worried that someone somewhere will start asking to see proof that all these top names are completing what is required by UEFA to fully pass the courses.
“They are quite openly putting certain chosen names through the courses without completing the so-called allotted number of hours which all the candidates have to be seen to be doing. The big names get an easy ride while the others have to do it the hard way.”
Foley wrote in his email to FAW course administrator Amy Hobbs: “In my humble opinion the A licence course has become so dependent on making sure big names get ‘fast-tracked’ through that some of the other candidates are feeling isolated and unfairly treated.”