Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry was on Saturday named as Monaco coach.
Henry, 41, has been working as an assistant coach for the Belgian national team since 2016 before signing a contract with Monaco that is expected to last till June 2021.
Henry replaces Leonardo Jardim, who was recently sacked.
Henry said “First of all, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this club which is so special to me,” Henry said.
“I am very happy to come back to AS Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead. I cannot wait to meet the players to start working together.”
After spending five seasons as a player with Monaco, Henry went on to play for Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls.
Sport platforms had a lot to say of Henry’s new job
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) October 13, 2018
Bon chance, @ThierryHenry! ?
A big opportunity with @AS_Monaco, a club close to your heart – and we’ll all be rooting for you ?
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 13, 2018
? @ThierryHenry is the new coach of AS Monaco.
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) October 13, 2018
Now he’s back as coach! pic.twitter.com/DVi9cXuY4U
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) October 13, 2018
— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) October 13, 2018