Ligue 1 club AS Monaco has appointed Thierry Henry as their new manager after Leonardo Jardim was sacked.
Monaco sacked Leonardo Jardim on Thursday and Henry rejected the offer to coach Aston Villa and will now leave his role as Belgium head coach assistant.
Monaco confirmed Henry is the new manager on Twitter on Saturday morning with Monaco posting a photo of him in the early stages of his playing career with the messages ‘#He’sComingHome’ and ‘#ForeverMonaco’.
Jardim had led Monaco to the French title in 2017 but last year’s Ligue 1 runners-up have struggled this season.
They currently sit 18th in the table having picked up only one win in all competitions.
In a club statement, Henry said: ‘In the first place, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this club which is so special to me.
‘I am very happy to come back to AS Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead. I can not wait to meet the players to start working together.’