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Thierry Henry  is the new Monaco manager

Thierry Henry is the new Monaco manager

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Thierry Henry is the new Monaco manager

Thierry Henry has been named as the new head coach at Monaco.

The former Arsenal and France forward replaces Leonardo Jardim, who was sacked by the Ligue 1 side on Thursday.

Henry started his career at Monaco, and has been working as assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.

Henry has signed a deal until June 2021 and said on Monaco's website: "I am very happy to come back to Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead."

Jardim had led Monaco to the French title in 2017.

However, last year's Ligue 1 runners-up have struggled this season, sitting 18th and with only one win in all competitions.

Henry will make his first steps into management, after a reported switch to

Bordeaux over the summer never materialised.

"In the first place, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this club so special to me," Henry said.

"I cannot wait to meet the players to start working together. "

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