Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
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Thierry Henry signs three-year deal to coach Monaco

Thierry Henry signs three-year deal to coach Monaco

Henry became the odds-on favourite to succeed Leonardo Jardim after he was sacked in midweek following a string of poor results that left Monaco languishing in 18th in French Ligue 1.

"I am very happy to come back to Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead".

The appointment was announced via Monaco's social media on Saturday, with Henry rewarded for his work as an assistant with the Belgian national team, who finished third at the 2018 World Cup.

Thierry Henry has now returned to the club where he started his career in 1993 before leaving in 1999 after 141 games scoring 28 goals. "I can not wait to meet the players to start working together", said Thierry Henry.

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

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. The 2016/17 Ligue 1 winners are fighting in the relegation spots and have failed to open their account in the Champions League.

Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco vice president and CEO added: "His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colours make his nomination a reality".

"Thierry is both aware of the task ahead and eager to start his new job".

He will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, U23 coach of Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at the Arsenal Academy.

Henry is also his France's leading scorer with 51 goals and won the World Cup in 1998 and European Championship in 2000 with Les Bleus.

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