Thierry Henry has left Arsenal after rejecting the opportunity to coach the club’s under-18 side.
Henry, 38, was offered the role by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, who told him he could not combine it with his existing role as a television pundit.
The club’s all-time leading scorer, who worked with Arsenal youth players as part of his Uefa A Licence course, was not prepared to give up his media work.
Former Gunners captain Tony Adams, 49, will take the role with the under-18s.
His former central-defensive partner Steve Bould will remain as Wenger’s assistant manager while another ex-player, Freddie Ljungberg, will work with the under-16s.
Henry must now find a team to coach in order to complete his Pro Licence.
The former France forward is employed as a television pundit by Sky Sports, and worked for BBC Sport during Euro 2016.