The French Thierry Henry has been named this Saturday new coach of the AS Monaco for the next three seasons, he has confirmed the club of Ligue 1, so he replaces the Portuguese Leonardo Jardim, dismissed on Thursday, in front of the bench of the Principality team.
The former FC Barcelona player, 41, is committed to his team until June 2021, and will take over from Monday. Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, trainer of Benfica's U-23 team, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach of the Arsenal Academy, will join the ex-forward.
Henry played at Monaco between 1993 and 1999, a time when he played 141 games and scored 28 goals; his stay in the team allowed him to go to the 1998 World Cup, where he was proclaimed champion with France. After that, he began his great stage at Arsenal, where he won the Premier in 2002 and 2004 before joining FC Barcelona in 2007. With the Catalans won, among other titles, the Champions League (2009) and two leagues (2009 and 2010). After his stint in the Spanish league he left for the United States to play for five years in the New York Red Bulls.
Along with Spaniard Roberto Martinez, he joined the coaching staff of Belgium since 2016, and this summer contributed to the success of the third place of the 'red devils' in the World Cup in Russia, the best historical position for the country.
"I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to train the first team of this very special club for me, I am very happy to return to AS Monaco and extremely determined to face future challenges, I can not wait to meet the players to start working together, "said Henry.
For his part, the vice president and executive director of AS Monaco, Vadim Vasilyev, was delighted with the agreement. "His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colors make his candidacy a reality, Thierry is aware of the task ahead and is eager to start his new job. trust and all our support to bring a new dynamic to the team and carry out its mission, "he said.