French football legend and former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new manager of Monaco.


The 41-year-old before accepting this new role had been Belgium’s assistant manager, helping the team finish third at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Henry has signed a three-year contract with Monoca, the club he began his professional football career in 1994 and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997.


“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,” he said.


Henry’s first game in charge will be against Strasbourg in the league on 20 October, before a Champions League tie with Club Brugge four days later.


The club are third from bottom in Ligue 1 and sacked manager Leonardo Jardim on Thursday.





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