Monaco appoint Thierry Henry as new coach of the club

Monaco appoint Thierry Henry as new coach of the club

- Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new coach of French club Monaco

- He began his football career at the club and scored 28 goals in 141 games

- Monaco announced the appointment of the Arsenal legend on social media

French club Monaco have appointed former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry as their new head coach and he has signed a three-year deal with the club.

Monaco who parted company with Leonardo Jardim earlier in the week announced the deal by posting a picture of the striker in his Monaco days on twitter.

The 41-year-old World Cup winner had been linked with the job at Aston Villa, but turned it down earlier this week before Dean Smith then took over at Villa Park.

Thierry Henry has now returned to the club where he started his career in 1993 before leaving in 1999 after 141 games scoring 28 goals.

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"In the first place, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this club so special to me.

''I am very happy to come back to AS Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead. I can not wait to meet the players to start working together,'' Henry explained.

The Arsenal legend will now leave his role as an assistant coach to Roberto Martinez at the Belgium national football senior team.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how English club Aston Villa were interested in hiring Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as the new manager in fight to return back to the Premier League.

The Frenchman was part of the Belgium team that won bronze medal at this summer's FIFA World Cup staged in Russia few months back.

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