Breaking News: Thierry Henry rejoins Belgium ahead of Euros
|World Cup and Euros winner Thierry Henry returns to the Belgium coaching crew after a short break. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Premier League Hall of Fame inductee Thierry Henry is back in Roberto Martinez's Belgium coaching staff for the European Championship.
Belgium, the world's number one ranked team, made the announcement on Sunday, saying Henry and the national team had "unfinished business." And this means the Frenchman will be in the dugout when the championship begins.
The former France striker, who was a winner with Le Bleus at the 2000 edition of the tournament was an assistant coach for Belgium from 2016-18 and he was with the squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, when the Red Devils reached the semifinals.
Henry then took the coaching job at AS Monaco and has since been in charge of Major League Soccer team CF Montreal, stepping down in February for personal reasons.
"We are delighted that Thierry can join us for the Euros," a statement quoted Martinez as saying. "His tournament experience and international football know-how is great added value to our staff.
"Thierry knows almost every player and staff member and it feels only natural that we can carry on the story started in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup and its bronze-medal conclusion."
"It's an honor and privilege to be called to help Roberto and the rest of the staff for the upcoming European Championship," Henry said. "It's a continuation of an unfinished story and we will give everything for a successful outcome."
Belgium are drawn in Group B with Denmark, Finland and Russia and begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Russia on June 12.