He is back! 20 years after leaving AS Monaco to build an amazing international career, Thierry Henry returns to the club where he made his debut on professional football, but now as a manager. He will substitute the Portuguese manager Leonardo Jardim, who left the club after the terrible results as in 10 matches, he couldn’t get a victory and got just 3 draws. The French club is currently in 18th place on the Ligue 1 and on the last place on Group A of the Champions League.
It is going to be Thierry Henry’s first time as a manager. His last job was as an assistant coach for the Belgium NT, during the Russia World Cup, and certainly, he did a good job helping Roberto Martinez to take the “Red Devils” to the 3rd place on the World Cup.
Many speculations appeared with the name of the French star. Some said he would go to Aston Villa, others that the Egypt NT would be his new step. After watching a Monaco’s match for the UEFA Champions League, a few people started saying that he would become his new manager as soon as Leonardo Jardim left, and those people were correct. 1 day after the announcement that the Portuguese manager was no longer in charge on Monaco, it came the official announcement of Thierry Henry returning home.
He will probably be very helpful for the French side, once his history speaks for him. Apart from AS Monaco – where he played from 1993 until 1999 – Henry also played for Juventus – for a small period of time – Arsenal, Barcelona, and New York Red Bulls. During his career he played a total of 581 matches and scored 284 for clubs, winning all possible titles during a season with Barcelona – La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League, Supercopa da España, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. For the national team, Henry played 123 matches and scored 51 goals – holding the record of goals scored by France NT. He also became a world champion in 1998, besides winning the UEFA Euro 2000 and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.
With so many titles, it is certain that Thierry Henry has what it takes to give Monaco’s players inspiration. Now, the question is: how far will Henry take Monaco?
Let’s wait and see!