Henry given first job as head coach by Monaco

Thierry Henry is taking his first role as a manager

Part of France's world champion squad of Federation Internationale de Football Association 1998 world cup, 1997 French Champion with AS Monaco, victor of Euro 2000, double champion of England (2002, 2004), victor of the Champions League (2009) and double champion of Spain (2009, 2010), Thierry Henry takes up Monaco managerial job after a stellar career marked by stints at Arsenal, Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and more recently in the Belgian National Team. On Thursday, club officials made a decision to turn things around at the helm by sacking manager, Leonardo Jardim. Here is an insight into the Monaco duo and whether Manchester United should splash the cash to bring them to the Premier League.

Henry's first game in charge will be against Strasbourg in the league on 20 October, before a Champions League tie with Club Brugge four days later.

Jardim had led Monaco to the French title in 2017.

After spending five seasons as a player with Monaco, Henry went on to play for Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls.

Henry is also his France's leading scorer with 51 goals and won the World Cup in 1998 and European Championship in 2000 with Les Bleus.

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He retired as a player in December 2014 to work as a television pundit, before joining Belgium's coaching staff in 2016.

Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco's vice-president and chief executive officer, added: "His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colours make his appointment a reality".

The former striker will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, under-23 coach at Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at the Arsenal Academy.

"Thierry is both aware of the task ahead and eager to start his new job".

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