Thierry Henry’s start to life as a manager has been a difficult one.
AS Monaco have tasted victory just twice in Henry’s 10 matches in charge. They lost back-to-back matches by a 4-0 scoreline in November.
The French club sit 19th in the Ligue 1 table and Henry will need to turn their fortunes around quickly.
Henry played under Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola during his phenomenal playing career and he’s using the Manchester City boss as a reference point.
"I re-learned how to play the game when I went to Barcelona under him,” the 41-year-old said in October, per BBC Sport.
"With Pep you can talk about the game; he will not even go to sleep and will still talk about the game, you will fall asleep and he's still talking.
"You learn from people; they inspire you. But you also need to put your own little mix in it."
Henry disciplines his 'keeper
He’s right. And we saw a taste of Henry’s own style in a press conference ahead of Monaco’s Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The press conference had concluded when Henry and Monaco defender Benoît Badiashile rose to their feet to leave.
But Henry called back the 17-year-old and ordered him to tuck in his chair.
Henry the disciplinarian.
Just look at that stare. Cold.
Monaco have endured a disappointing Champions League campaign after an admittedly tough draw.
They are bottom of Group A, with no hope of going into for the Europa League, with just one point from five matches.
They’ve been the whipping boys of the group, with Atletico Madrid beating them home and away and Club Brugge winning 4-0 at the Stade Louis II in November.
But there’s no way Henry will let his players get away with a lack of effort against Dortmund on Tuesday evening.
Monaco beat Amiens 2-0 on last week and the former France striker will be desperate for it to be the start of a positive run of results.