Thierry Henry starts first job as a football manager

Thierry Henry has returned to his boyhood club Monaco to become manager of the Ligue 1 side.

The former Arsenal star, who had been linked with the Aston Villa top job, said he turned down a number of ‘attractive offers’ before deciding Monaco was the one for him.

He wrote on Instagram: ‘It is with great pride that I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position to become the manager of AS Monaco FC.

‘I was fortunate to receive some very attractive offers over the last few months but Monaco will always be close to my heart.

‘Having started my footballing career with this great club, it seems like fate that I will now begin my managerial career here too.

‘I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin. Can’t wait.’

The former French international been named as an assistant to the Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.

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