Thierry Henry Wants To Be Like Pep Guardiola


New Monaco head coach has revealed that he wishes to emulate Pep Guardiola, his former manager at Barcelona as he hopes to recreate the ‘Tiki-Tika’ approach.

At his Monaco unveiling, Henry said; “Pep is the reference, for me, I’m not saying for everyone.

“I re-learned how to play the game when I went to Barcelona under him. Pep, he could talk about the game and he would not even go to sleep, you could fall asleep and he would still be talking.

“You guys know some of the inventions he’s had in the game, he’s way ahead of the game.”

Henry also heaped praises on Arsene Wenger

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“Arsene unlocked a lot of stuff in my mind and made me understand what it was to be a professional, what it was to perform and I’ll never forget that,” he added.

“You guys know the relationship I have with him, so it goes without saying that I will always carry some of the stuff that he was doing. You learn from people and they inspire you, but you have to put your own mix on it.

“I learned from every single one of my managers. Whether they challenged me, whether sometimes they were doing the wrong stuff – that’s when you learn the most when things are not going well.”

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While considering his coaching options, Henry had chosen Monaco, the club where it all began for him over Championship side Aston Villa

He added: “When the offer came from Monaco it was quite logical. You know, of course, the connection I have with one club in London, but this is where I started.

“It will always have a big place in my heart, that goes without saying. To be able to come here and start here is a dream come true. There’s a lot of work to do as you can imagine but I’m more than happy to be here.”