Thierry Henry joins Belgium as Roberto Martinez’s asst Coach

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.

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.

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