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Why Monaco Appoint Thierry Henry As New Manager

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French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco have named Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as their new manager.

The announcement was made by the UEFA Champions League (UCL) campaigners earlier on Saturday after the 41-year-old put pen to paper on a contract that will run until June 2021.

The former Arsenal player replaces Portuguese tactician Leonardo Jardim who was sacked following the team’s lacklustre start to the new campaign.

Under his watch, AS Monaco won just one from their 11 games in all competitions this season.

The French Ligue 1 giants are presently in the relegation as they occupy 18th spot on the league table after one win from their nine games.

They have also lost both their Champions League games to Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Thierry, who is an assistant manager with the Belgium national team, makes a return to his old hunting ground in a managerial capacity.

He spent two years in the club’s youth team before making his Monaco debut in 1994 under his manager at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger.

He spent five hugely successful years with the first team and went on to win the 1996/97 league title.

His managerial bow will be against Racing Strasbourg on Saturday, October 20.

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