Thierry Henry Announced As Monaco’s New Manager

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The Frenchman has left his position as Belgium’s national team assistant manager under Roberto Martinez

Thierry Henry has signed a three year deal with the French side to become their head coach. Henry replaces Leonardo Jardim who has overseen a poor campaign this season as Monaco languish in 18th position in Ligue 1.

“I want to thank Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the a club that so special to me,” he told the club’s official website.

“I am very happy to come back to Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead. I cannot wait to meet the players and start working together.”

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Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco’s vice-president and chief executive officer, added: “His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colours make his appointment a reality.

“Thierry is both aware of the task ahead and eager to start his new job. He can count on our trust and all our support to bring a new dynamic to the team and carry out its mission.”

Henry has also revealed on Twitter that he rejected different offers from different clubs.

“It is with great pride that I have accepted the position of manager of Monaco,” he said.

“I was fortunate to receive some very attractive offers over the last few months but Monaco will always be close to my heart.

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“Having started my footballing career with this great club, it seems like fate that I will now begin my managerial career here too.

“I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin. Can’t wait.”

Henry’s first game will be against Strasbourg as he attempts to revive Monaco, a side that reached the Champions League semi-finals  and won the Ligue One only two seasons ago