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.

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However, he will now work with former Wigan and Everton boss Martinez as Belgium look to rebuild following a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign.

Henry, 39, won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France.

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.


Culled from ESPN