French club Monaco have confirmed the appointment of Arsenal and French Legend, Thierry Henry as the clubs new Manager in a deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.
Henry, 41, until the appointment was the assistant coach of the Belgian national team. He started his professional career at Monaco and helped the club to a league title in 1997.
"It seems like fate that I will begin my managerial career here," Henry noted after the appointment. The record goal scorer for Arsenal told newsmen that he recieved “very attractive offer” over the last few months.
"Monaco will always be close to my heart," he said. "I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin," he added.
Monaco have suffered a poor start to the season, losing five of their first six league games of the season and are currently 3rd from bottom. They have also lost two UEFA Champions league matches, prompting the clubs management to fire coach Leonardo Jardim on Thursday.
Henry’s will face Strasbourg in his first match in-charge on 20th October and play Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions league on 24th October.