Thierry Henry named Belgium assistant manager

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July 12 was a sad day for everyone associated with Arsenal Football Club.

Despite offering his services to Arsene Wenger for free, Thierry Henry was told he couldn't take on the role of Under-18's coach due to his commitments with Sky Sports.

And so, his love affair with the club he won two Premier League titles with came to an end.


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No sooner than he left Arsenal did rumours emerge that the Frenchman could join Watford or West Ham's coaching staff - but he's taken a very different path.

According to the Telegraph's Matt Law, Henry has been named Belgium assistant manager.


No one saw that coming. Belgium's executive sport director, Chris Van Puyvelde, broke the news at a press conference on Friday, saying: “Roberto Martinez's assistant coach will be Graeme Jones.

"Thierry Henry will be the second assistant coach."

Martinez also spoke about the opportunity to work with the Arsenal legend.

"We are here to help the real quality we have," the former Everton manager added. "We need to support the players.

"Thierry Henry has been in the situation to change the spirit into winning something. I am very satisfied that we have been able to create an impressive staff."

Twitter has since reacted to Henry's new role and, unsurprisingly, the unanimous reaction is that of shock.


Best of luck, Thierry.

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