Thierry Henry will soon be officially announced as the coach for AS Monaco. According to the team, the world champion of 1998 should commit for three years.
The official appointment of Thierry Henry as the coach of AS Monaco is only a matter of hours according to L’Equipe: the world champion of 1998 “has agreed” for a contract of three years with the club of the Principality, says the daily.
Henry, currently assistant coach of the Belgian selection, “will leave Belgium this Saturday to join the Principality, where his commitment for three years will be formalised,” the newspaper said. “It will be presented to the press on Monday.”
“The potential to become a great coach”
Belgium played Friday night against Switzerland in the League of Nations (2-1). At the end of the match, Thierry Henry stayed a long time on the lawn so that the Belgian players can come to greet him, some with some emotion, after their lap of honor.
Without announcing the departure of his assistant, the coach Roberto Martinez paid tribute to the French world champion 1998:
“Thierry has brought all his experience, he knew how to be appreciated by the group and when he leaves, he will have all our support.”
“Thierry has the potential to become a great coach, which he will certainly become quickly. Today, Belgium has achieved the best result of its history in the World Cup (3rd) and has progressed well at all levels. Thanks to him, this team can now really claim this golden generation status, “added Martinez.
Refusal to go to Bordeaux
18th in Ligue 1, Monaco made Thursday the departure of the Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim. For several days, the name of Thierry Henry has insisted on succeeding him.
Aged 41, the former star striker Arsenal and the Bleus clearly wants to start his coaching career. He had, moreover, refused a proposal from Bordeaux at the end of August.
While discovering his new job in Monaco, he would emulate the current coach of the French team Didier Deschamps, who had made his first steps from 2001 to 2005.
Henry in Monaco? “It’s all the harm I wish him. Titi took the time to do his training, he is at ease with the Belgian selection. If he had this opportunity … It will have to start at one time or another anyway, “said Deschamps Wednesday, the eve of the draw against the Blues Iceland (2-2) .
Monaco have only won one game this season, during the first day of the Championship in Nantes. The team remains on four consecutive losses in all competitions, and a nightmare series of 10 games without a win since August 11. She will resume the competition on October 20th, in Strasbourg for the 10th day of Ligue 1.