Monaco announce Thierry Henry as new boss after Leonardo Jardim sacking earlier this week
MONACO have announced Thierry Henry as their new manager after Leonardo Jardim was sacked earlier this week.
The Arsenal legend has quit his role as Belgium assistant manager and flew in to the south of France this Morning
The 41-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the club where he spent six seasons as a player.
He is joined by Arsenal coach Patrick Kwame Ampadu, dad of Chelsea ace Ethan, as part of his backroom staff.
Henry will also be advised by Benfica Under-23 boss Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao in his managerial team.
The Frenchman said: "In the first place, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this club which is so special to me.
"I am very happy to come back to AS Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead.
"I can not wait to meet the players to start working together."
Henry won the Ligue 1 title with Monaco in 1996-97 and made 105 appearances for the club, scoring 20 times.
Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco Vice President, said: "His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colors make his nomination a reality.
"Thierry is both aware of the task ahead and eager to start his new job.
"He can count on our trust and all our support to bring a new dynamic to the team and carry out the mission."