Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Monaco until June 2021.
Legendary French striker Thierry Henry was on Saturday named manager of AS Monaco. Henry replaced Leonardo Jardim, who was sacked earlier this week after a poor start to the 2018-19 season.
Henry will start his stint from Monday. He will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, U-23 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).
The 41-year-old Frenchman, who had been Belgium’s assistant manager, began his professional career at Monaco and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997.
The club (Monaco) are third from bottom in Ligue 1 and sacked manager Leonardo Jardim on Thursday.
“It seems like fate that I will begin my managerial career here,” said Henry, who is Arsenal’s record goalscorer.
The former Juventus, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls player was linked with Aston Villa in recent weeks and said he received some “very attractive offers” over the last few months.