Monaco appoint Thierry Henry as new head coach

Monaco have appointed former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, as head coach following the sack of Leonardo Jardim on Thursday due to a poor start in the Ligue 1 season.

Henry started his career at Monaco, and has been working as an assistant to the Belgium manager Roberto Martínez.

The Frenchman signed a deal until June 2021 and said on Monaco’s website: “I am very happy to come back to Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead.”

Jardim had led Monaco to the French title in 2017. However, last year’s Ligue 1 runners-up have struggled this season, sitting 18th and with only one win in all competitions.

Henry will make his first steps into management, after a reported switch to Bordeaux over the summer never materialised. “In the first place, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this club so special to me,” Henry said. “I cannot wait to meet the players to start working together.”


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