Thierry Henry recruits member of Arsenal back-room staff as he begins reign as Monaco manager

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Thierry Henry has recruited an Arsenal coach to join him as he begins his reigns as Monaco manager. Henry was named manager of his former side this morning.

Henry takes the reigns from Leonardo Jardim who was sacked by the club on Thursday, Henry has signed a deal until June 2021.

Henry will be joined by Arsenal under-18 coach Patrick Kwame Ampadu, Ampadu has worked in the youth ranks at Arsenal since 2012.

Kwame, is the father of Chelsea and Wales starlet Ethan Ampadu. Kwame

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41-year-old Henry started his professional career at Monaco, helping his boyhood club win the Ligue 1 title in 1997 before moving to Juventus the following year.

Henry only played in Italy for one year before Arsene Wenger brought the Frenchman to Arsenal and the rest is history. Henry won two Premier League titles and two FA Cup’s during his time in North London before moving to Barcelona.

Monaco announced Henry’s return as manager with a picture of a retro football sticker:

Here is Henry’s reaction to being named Monaco manager:

Henry also told the club’s official website:

“In the first place, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this club so special to me. I am very happy to come back to AS Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead. I can not wait to meet the players to start working together.”
Henry had been working as coach of the Belgium national team alongside Roberto Martinez prior to taking his first step into management.
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