Belgium name Henry as Martinez’s assistant manager

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry will join the Belgium national team’s coaching staff as Roberto Martinez’s assistant.

Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry named Belgium assistant coach

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.

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