Wenger: Henry has everything to succeed at Monaco

Ross Houston
October 15, 2018

Monegasque football club AS Monaco which competes in French Ligue 1 has appointed Arsenal legend Thierry Daniel Henry as their new head coach.

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.

Former Arsenal star Henry was named Monaco coach on Saturday, his first job in club management after leaving his position with the Belgian national team.

Speaking to Monaco's website about the appointment, he remarked: "I am very happy to come back to Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead".

"I cannot wait to meet the players to start working together".

Henry's first-class career was launched in 1994 by Monaco coach Arsene Wenger, who also five years later brought him to Arsenal. In July he helped the team finish third at the World Cup.

Emery has a track record of short managerial spells with clubs.

Henry was a World Cup victor with France in 1998 and won the European Championship two years later, scoring 51 goals in 123 appearances for Les Bleus.

Pires told Sky Sports: "I think he can make a success because Titi [Henry] loves football, he knows everything about football, about the teams and the players".

AS Monaco will play Strasbourg after the global break and then they will make a trip to Belgium to play Club Brugge for their next Champions League fixture.

"Thierry is both aware of the task ahead and eager to start his new job", Monaco vice-president and CEO Vadim Vasilyev said in a statement. They are struggling in the Champions League as well and are yet to register a win in the competition.

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