Thierry Henry named new Monaco coach

The 41-year-old, who had been working as an assistant coach for the Belgian national team, signed a contract through until June 2021.

The French World Cup winner signed a contract through until June 2021.   -  AP

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry was on Saturday named as Monaco coach, the struggling Ligue 1 club announced.

The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant coach for the Belgian national team, signed a contract through until June 2021.

The former striker will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, under-23 coach at Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at the Arsenal Academy.

Henry knows Monaco well having graduated through the youth system and played for the Principality club between 1993-99.