AS Monaco have this morning officially confirmed the appointment of former player Thierry Henry on a 3-year contract as the club’s new manager, following the departure of Leonardo Jardim earlier this week.
Henry will be accompanied by João Carlos Valado Tralhão, the former Benfica U23s manager, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, the manager of the Arsenal academy.
Monaco VP Vadim Vasilyev had the following to say on the appointment:
“His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his work at the highest level and his attachment to the colours of our club made his appointment a no-brainer. Thierry is aware of the work that lies ahead of him and excited to start in his new role. He can count on our confidence and all our support to bring a new dynamic to this team and to undertake the mission well.”
Thierry Henry has also reacted to his first ever head coach role:
“In the first place I want to thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to manage the team of his club that is so special for me. I am very happy to come back to Monaco and at the same time extremely determined to undertake the challenges that are awaiting us. I now cannot wait to meet the players to begin working all together.”