Aleksandr Golovin reveals how much Thierry Henry struggled as Monaco manager


Thierry Henry's first full-time managerial role was one to forget. 

The Frenchman took over at AS Monaco in October and was hoping to drag his old club from the foot of the League 1 table and help turn their season around.

But that didn't happen.

The Monte Carlo club won just four times from 20 games under Henry and by January he was shown the door. 

Despite being one of the greatest players to grace the Premier League, it seems that making the step up to management was one Henry struggled with. 

And almost four months on from his sacking, Monaco star Aleksandr Golovin has lifted the lid on just how far out of his depth Henry really was. 

The Russian international claims his former boss would often get frustrated in training and on occasions even got involved in the sessions to show his players how it was done. 

"Maybe Henry didn’t kill the role of the player inside of him," Golovin began in an interview that's since been translated by The Sun.


"When things weren’t working out during practice he would get nervous and yell a lot. Maybe it was unnecessary. He would try to go out onto the field and show us how to practice and yell.

"Maybe a different manager would say 'let’s go, get it together', but he would get nervous right away and run onto the field and start playing and showing us things.

"He would scream 'try to get the ball away from me'. Players were mostly calm, but maybe they were in a bit of a shock."


Golovin believes Henry would get so frustrated because he never fully transitioned from the role of player to manager and that he was expecting a bit more from the personnel at Monaco.  

"You could tell he didn’t fully transition into the role of manager. He was a very strong player and the only players near his level at Monaco are maybe [Radamel] Falcao and [Cesc] Fabregas."

The Monaco star has certainly offered an interesting insight into life under Henry and it sounds like the Frenchman has a lot to work on before he returns to management. 

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