Monaco
Thiery Henry

French Ligue One side Monaco have appointed former Belgium assistant coach and Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry as its new manager.

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A statement on the clubs website reads: “AS Monaco announces the appointment of Thierry Henry as coach of the professional team. He commits himself for three seasons, until June 2021.

“Thierry Henry, 41, will take control of the group on Monday. He will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, U23 coach of Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at the Arsenal Academy.

“The former striker of the French team returns to Monaco where he was trained and played between 1993 and 1999 (141 games, 28 goals).

“Sacred World Champion in 1998 one year after the title of 1997 French Champion with AS Monaco, winner of Euro 2000, double champion of England (2002, 2004), winner of the Champions League (2009) and double champion of Spain (2009, 2010), Thierry Henry has past the biggest challenges during a career marked by stints at Arsenal, Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and more recently in the Belgian National Team.

“Present alongside Roberto Martinez in the staff of the Red Devils since 2016, Thierry Henry contributed to the third historic place of Belgium at the last World Cup.”

Concise News had reported that Monaco on Thursday confirmed the sacking of manager Leonardo Jardim.

Jardim led the club to Ligue 1 glory in the 2016-17 campaign, ending Paris Saint-Germain’s stranglehold on the title, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in the same season.