Thierry Henry quits television role to focus on coaching career

Annette Crawford
July 20, 2018

Henry has been a pundit since retiring as a player at the end of 2014, a role he has juggled for the past two years with a position as assistant coach of the Belgium national team.

France´s all-time leading goalscorer was a member of the squads that won the 1998 World Cup on home soil and Euro 2000 alongside Didier Deschamps, who on Sunday was crowned world champion for a second time as manager of France.

Henry also has coaching experience with Arsenal's academy team and was even tipped to replace Arsene Wenger as manager when the 68-year-old made a decision to step down at the end of last season.

The Frenchman had been combining both jobs between August 2016 and the end of the World Cup in Russian Federation, where he helped Belgium to third place at the tournament.

Romelu Lukaku admits Henry's advice has helped him improve.

Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry has announced he is leaving Sky Sports to focus on his "long-term ambition to become a football manager". (Getty Images) Henry worked with Eden Hazard at the World Cup. Henry would have been a ideal fit for Arsenal with Arsene Wenger finally stepping down, but the job went to Unai Emery.

It'll be interesting to see if Henry can get a top level job at the club level now that the new season is so close to a reality with many teams already starting their preseasons as the World Cup came to a close. In that respect, he's like the European soccer version of Jon Gruden!

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