Theirry Henry returns to AS Monaco to become the club’s manager

AS Monaco have confirmed the appointment of Thierry Henry as the club’s new head coach.

The former Monaco forward returns to the French principality to take his first as a manager.

Henry will leave his position as assistant to Belgian national team manager Roberti Martinez.

Henry’s accepts Monaco’s offer

Henry returns to Monaco

During his playing career, the 41-year-old spent five years with the French club before moving to Juventus.

Henry netted 20 goals in 105 league matches for Monaco and became one of the most highly sought after youngsters in the world.

Since August 2016, he has been part of the Belgian national team coaching set-up.

Alongside Martinez, he helped the Red Devils to claim a bronze medal at the World Cup in Russia over the summer.

Henry now returns to Monaco 19 years on from his departure, to replace Leonardo Jardim.

The Portuguese manager guided Monaco to their first league title in 17 years and a Champions League semi-final.

However, following a disastrous start to the season, Jardim was sacked.

In at the deep end: Monaco sat 18th in Ligue 1

Leonardo Jardim

MONACO – MAY 03: Leonardo Jardim head coach of AS Monaco looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between AS Monaco v Juventus at Stade Louis II on May 3, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Henry arrives at the Stade Louis II with a huge task on his hands.

Monaco have claimed just one win from nine leaving them sat 18th in Ligue 1 and 21 points behind league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

The club’s Champions League hopes are also in the balance having lost both their opening fixtures.


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