Thierry Henry appointed as Monaco manager

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2018 19:44 hrs

[India], Oct13 (ANI): Former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new manager of Monaco FC.

He has been employed with the Principality club on a three-year contract replacing Leonardo Jardim as the head coach.

Jardim was sacked earlier this week.

Following his appointment, Henry tweeted, "It is with great pride that I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position to become the manager of AS Monaco FC. I was fortunate to receive some very attractive offers over the last few months but Monaco will always be close to my heart. Having started my footballing career with this great club, it seems like fate that I will now begin my managerial career here too. I'm incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin. Can't wait."

The 41-year-old Frenchman made his professional debut with Monaco in 1994 and has played for Juventus, Gunners, Barcelona, before making a return almost after two decades.

The Gunners striker has also worked alongside former Everton boss Roberto Martinez in the Belgium set-up and helped the side to a third-place finish at the World Cup in Russia, reported Goal.

Monaco won the French title last year, however, a mass of sales including Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar, Fabinho, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva has drastically reduced the quality of the squad. (ANI)

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