Arsenal and French legend Thierry Henry has officially left his position as assistant coach of the Belgian National Team, to accept the proposal from AS Monaco by replacing Leonardo Jardim as a head coach. Associated with Henry’s departure, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez refused to grieve, he actually supported Henry’s big step in his career, and believes the former Barcelona will record success.
As is known, AS Monaco has indeed officially sacked their manager, Leonardo Jardim last week following a series of negative results obtained by the club at the start of this season. Usually, it is difficult for a football team to find a new manager at the start of the season, but in fact, only a few days after Leonardo Jardim’s dismissal, AS Monaco made a bold move by recruiting Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.
Yes, the decision of AS Monaco to recruit Henry as a new manager is considered a bold step, because in fact the former Barcelona star has no experience dealing with professional football clubs. Previously, Henry only worked as coach of the Arsenal academy team, then became assistant coach of the Belgian National team.
However, the coach of the Belgian national team who has worked with Henry, Roberto Martinez believes Henry will be successful in his career as a coach. In fact, according to the former Everton tactician, Henry will become the top manager in the future.
“I don’t feel this as a loss. The initial project was to have Henry’s experience so that the team could prepare for the World Cup and we were successful. After that, everything went well for Thierry who wanted to be with the national team until a natural move emerged. This is not a forced departure or he is trying to move.
“We all support him because Monaco is his home, it is the place where he started his career as a player and it is a natural place for him to start a coaching career. He will be a top coach, there is no doubt about that because he has an obsession with football, experience, knowledge, and we all hope he gets a bit of luck because in football, you always need that, ” said the former Everton coach.