Thierry Henry will join the Belgium national team’s coaching staff as Roberto Martinez’s assistant.
Former France international Henry had been working as coach of Arsenal’s under-18 side before leaving last month after Arsene Wenger told him he could not continue in the role unless he quit his work as a TV pundit.
However, he will now work with former Wigan and Everton boss Martinez as Belgium look to rebuild following a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign.
Roberto Martínez: “@ThierryHenry has been in the situation to change the spirit into winning something” #belesp #cypbel #tousensemble
– BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) August 26, 2016
Henry, 39, won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France.
Honoured to be assistant coach @BelRedDevils. Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited.Can’t wait.
– Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) August 26, 2016
He wrote on Twitter: “Honoured to be assistant coach @BelRedDevils. Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited. Can’t wait.”
Martinez, who replaced Marc Wilmots as Belgium boss after Euro 2016, told a news conference on Friday that he was “very satisfied” with the staff at his disposal as he prepares to start the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.