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Thierry Henry takes Monaco job

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Thierry Henry starts his managerial career with Monaco

Arsenal club legend Thierry Henry has been appointed the new manager of AS Monaco. The French forward, who had been Belgium's assistant manager, has taken the role after a disappointing start to the season for the Ligue 1 side.

Leonardo Jardim had started the season in the worst possible fashion, giving the club's executives no option but to fire the popular coach. 

Henry, who had been linked with a move to Aston Villa, had been looking for his first managerial role for some time and is believed to be hoping his decision to manage Monaco will allow him to take up his dream job of managing Arsenal.

The World Cup winning star has signed a long-term deal with the French club and is expected to be very busy in the January transfer window as he brings his own brand of football to the club.

Henry said of his new role: "It is with great pride that I have accepted the position of manager of Monaco.

"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. I can't wait."