Former France star Thierry Henry has been named as the new assistant coach of Belgium, the national coach,Roberto Martinez announced on Friday.
According to Sky Sports, in a statement released on the nation’s official Twitter account, executive sports director Chris Van Puyvelde announced the arrival of the former Arsenal icon, who will now work with former Wigan and Everton boss Martinez.
“Thierry is an important figure. He will bring something different. He agreed right away to join us,” said Martinez, who was appointed at the start of the month to succeed the sacked Marc Wilmots.
Henry had been working as coach of Arsenal’s under-18 side before leaving last month after Arsene Wenger told him he could continue in the role unless he quit his work as a TV pundit.
It is also believed that Wenger was unhappy with comments Henry made on Sky last season where he was one of the most persistent critics of the manager and claiming he had never seen the Arsenal fans so unhappy.