Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new Monaco manager on a three-year contract, running until 2021, as reported by the BBC.
The position shall be the 41-year-old’s first experience of being a head coach, having previously been the assistant manager of the Belgium national team.
The former Arsenal striker will replace Leonardo Jardim at the principality club. The previous manager, who won a league title for the club in 2017, was sacked by the Ligue 1 outfit with the side floundering in 18th place in the table after a dreadful start to the new campaign.
Whilst there is plenty of optimism surrounding Henry’s arrival at the Stade Louis II, his appointment certainly represents a risk on the club’s part given the Frenchman’s lack of experience.
He will, of course, gain lots of experience in the course of his new job. Plenty of Arsenal fans are already predicting that said experience could set him up to take over at the Emirates Stadium in the future, where he remains a legend from his playing days.
After the announcement of Henry’s employment, plenty of Gunners fans took to Twitter to congratulate their iconic old No. 14.
Hey Titi. See you in a few years
— Doublegooner (@Doublegooner) 13 October 2018
Go gunner go. All the best @ThierryHenry
— Denis (@demshyna) 13 October 2018
I wish you good luck Titi and you will be successful at Monaco and that will prepare you of taking over Arsenal in future
— Bunthiery (@Bunthiery) 13 October 2018
Congratulations TH14 @ThierryHenry all the best big man
— Mbhele Sompisi (@MBizzy2TK) 13 October 2018
Congrats king, wish you all the best in your new adventure.
— Benny (@emypapis) 13 October 2018
He is getting ready to come home
Come on Arsenal!!!!
— Enrique Javier Cabre (@Enrique1Cabrera) 13 October 2018