After getting announced as the new AS Monaco manager, Thierry Henry got full support by two of his former France and Arsenal teammates.
In one of the most exciting news this Saturday in European football, Thierry Henry was announced as the new AS Monaco manager and two of his former Arsenal teammates are buzzing over it.
Both William Gallas and Robert Pires, who won many trophies alongside ‘Titi’ with the Gunners, expressed how much they love this idea and how they believe that Henry will become a world-class manager in record time.
Gallas analyzed Henry’s appointment from the monetary perspective, which is not the reason he took the job according to the former full-back.
Henry’s motives have a lot more to do with the freedom he will get at the club he chose, which means that he needed to come to a club he felt familiar with and there is no better destination for him than the very first team that gave him an opportunity to become a professional.
The club knows Thierry and they understand where he is coming from, the man rejected jobs from Girondins Bordeaux and Aston Villa because of this.
Bon chance, @ThierryHenry! 🤞
A big opportunity with @AS_Monaco, a club close to your heart – and we'll all be rooting for you 🙌
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 13, 2018
Speaking at the Teqball World Cup and quoted by The Mirror, Gallas said: “He (Thierry Henry) is the right person for the job because he is a passionate person first and foremost.”
“When he was a player, he knew every player in Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and at the national level, so it’s somebody who is really interested in football whether in France, Europe or the world.”
“He just needed the right opportunity to coach. Before Monaco, he had other options: Aston Villa offered him the position, he didn’t want it.”
“Same thing for Bordeaux, he didn’t want it either. He knew why. I think Monaco gave him assurances on some points that must have been very important to him.”
“And moreover, Monaco, that’s where he started his career. So it is destiny that he is to come back to Monaco as a coach. And I’m very happy for him,” he concluded.
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) October 13, 2018
The also former Arsenal Frenchman Robert Pires, is very happy with AS Monaco’s decision to bring Thierry Henry to manage the club.
“With Thierry Henry you need to be patient. Patience is very important even for him. You need to talk with the players,” said Pires while also getting quoted by The Mirror.
“To talk about the tactics on the field. I think for him, the most important is because he learned a lot of things from Roberto Martinez.”
“And I think when he used to play, I don’t know with Arsenal with (Arsene) Wenger or with Barcelona with Pep Guardiola, he learnt a lot of things about this because he was of course, a great player.”
“So now it’s totally different you know, player and manager is not the same job. But I think he can make a success because Titi, he knows everything about football, about the teams, about the players. So yeah, I’m very confident for Titi, yes,” he added.
World Cup winner ✔
More than 400 goals ✔
Every major club honour ✔
But how will Thierry Henry get on as manager of Monaco?
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 13, 2018
This is a golden opportunity for Henry to prove how much he learned from the best managers who coached him, he wasn’t the main manager for Belgium in the last World Cup but he did have an important impact on all of his players.
It will be important to see the style of football that his squads play from day one, because he did form part of two of the most offensive football clubs in the history of the sport.
When he started playing for Arsene Wenger, there was no other club in the world that played as fluid and beautiful as those Arsenal Invincibles.
Then when he moved to FC Barcelona and Pep Guardiola arrived, Henry was also an integral part of that legendary squad that won the treble and eventually six trophies in a full natural year back in 2009.
Henry literally has everything to become one of the best, it’s up to him to live up to the hype now.
🏴 S. Gerrard ➡️ Rangers
🏴 F. Lampard ➡️ Derby
🇫🇷 T. Henry ➡️ Mónaco
🇫🇷 P. Vieira ➡️ Nice
🇫🇷 Z. Zidane ➡️ Sin Equipo
🇮🇹 G. Gattuso ➡️ Milan
🇮🇹 F. Inzaghi ➡️ Bologna
🇦🇷 M. Pochettino ➡️ Tottenham
🇦🇷 D. Simeone ➡️ Atlético
La nueva generación de técnicos en Europa 🙌 pic.twitter.com/PeJd4jeTn3
— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) October 13, 2018
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