Having started his playing days with Monaco, Thierry Henry will now begin his managerial career with the Ligue 1 club as he has signed a three-year deal to become Monaco’s head coach.
Making the announcement this morning, Henry wrote, ‘It is with great pride that I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position to become the manager of AS Monaco FC. I was fortunate to receive some very attractive offers over the last few months but Monaco will always be close to my heart.
Having started my footballing career with this great Club, its seems like fate that I will now begin my managerial career here too. Im incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin. Can’t wait’.
Before now, the 41-year-old Frenchman was Belgium’s assistant manager. He started his career at Monaco in 1994 under former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, before joining Juventus in 1999. After just one year in Italy, he signed for the Gunners and went on to win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups in eight years in north London.
Then came a move to Barcelona, where he won the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2008-09. In 2010 he signed for Major League Soccer side Red Bulls, where he spent five seasons and also had a two-month loan spell back at Arsenal in early 2012.
Henry was a World Cup winner with France in 1998 and won the European Championship two years later, scoring 51 goals in 123 appearances for Les Bleus. He retired as a player in December 2014 to work as a television pundit, before joining Belgium’s coaching staff in 2016.