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Thierry Henry becomes AS Monaco new manager till 2021

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been named as the new successor to take over at AS Monaco in a managerial contract till 2021.

The former Gunners striker, who first tasted managing career as Belgium assistant manager to head coach Roberto Martinez, will be kicking off his managing career where he began his professional football career helping Monaco win the Ligue 1 in 1997.

Following a poor start to the season and sitting at the 18th position in the Ligue 1, Monaco board were left with no choice but to sack Leonardo Jardim as manager.

After being appointed as new manager at the Stade Louis II, Henry said via BBC: “It seems like fate that I will begin my managerial career here.”

“Monaco will always be close to my heart,” he continued. “I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin.”

During his footballing career, the 41-year-old Frenchman kicked of his career with Monaco in 1994 under the guidance of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before moving to Italy to join Juventus in 1999.

Henry spent one year with the Italian giants, he then moved on to Arsenal where he bagged two Premier League titles and two FA Cups in his eight years with the London club.

Ending his eight year spell with the Gunners, the ex France International signed for Barcelona in 2007 where he won an historic treble; the La Liga, Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League in 2008/09 campaign.

Come 2010 Major league soccer club Red Bulls signed Thierry Henry playing for the club for five years before moving back to Arsenal in two-month loan spell in 2012.

Henry confirms retirement in football back in December 2014 and moving on to work as a Pundit, before joining up in Belgium’s coaching staff as assistant manager in 2016.

AS Monaco chief executive Vadim Vasilyev said: “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 can count on our trust and all our support to bring a new dynamic to the team and carry out its mission.”

Benfica Under-23 coach Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao and Arsenal’s academy coach Patrick Kwame Ampadu will be joining Thierry Henry coaching staff at the Stadio Louis II.

Hnery’s first test as a manager will be put to test as his team will be facing off Strasbourg on Saturday in a Ligue game.

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