Thierry Henry had a highly successful playing career and could now take on his first managerial role, back where it all began.
The former France forward, a 1998 World Cup winner, scored more than 400 goals and won every major club honour, and has been linked with the vacant Monaco job, with Leonardo Jardim sacked following a poor start to the season.
BBC Radio 5 live’s Euro Leagues Show discusses what Henry will bring to Monaco and whether he will be a success.
‘Henry idea ticks boxes for both manager and club’
Former Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus striker Henry started his career at Monaco, winning the Ligue 1 title in 1996-97. That team, managed by Jean Tigana, featured talents such as David Trezeguet, Emmanuel Petit, John Collins, Enzo Scifo and Fabien Barthez.
Yet Monaco now sit 18th in Ligue 1, having won just once in 12 games in all competitions under Jardim, who guided the club to the French title in 2017 – their first since 2000.
Henry, who was linked with the Aston Villa manager’s job before it went to Dean Smith, has most recently been working as an assistant to Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez.