Tipped on the Belgium bench, Henry breaks the silence


French legend Thierry Henry, assistant to Spaniard Roberto Martinez on the Belgium bench from 2016 to 2018 then from 2020 to 2022, came out of his silence to discuss the rumors surrounding his candidacy for the post of coach of the Flat Country.

Thierry Henry, Belgium

After having been the coach’s assistant in the Belgian selection, will Thierry Henry take the plunge and take the position of number 1? The 45-year-old coach, currently without a contract and consultant for the channel Prime Video, has not coached since 2020, and MLS club Impact Montreal. His move to North America remains a failure (16 defeats in 29 games), just like before at AS Monaco (5 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses in 2018-2019), but the former Gunners striker still keeps the market rating.

In addition, the players of Belgium are seduced by the fact of seeing the Frenchman become the number 1 in Belgium. This is particularly the case for Romelu Lukaku, the Inter striker: “He has the respect of all the players, he has won everything. He knows how to coach, he knows what we have to do to get there. (…) For me, he is the ideal coach for our national team.”

Henry denies a candidacy

However, the second top scorer in the history of the French team, behind Olivier Giroud, wanted to clarify the rumors: “I want to make it clear that, contrary to what has been written, I have never contacted the Belgian Football Federation to offer my services as a coach. I think it is important that the true version of the facts is presented.”

Not applying doesn’t mean the Frenchman won’t be Belgium’s next manager, but Thierry Henry was keen to put the rumors to rest.

Pirlo in ambush, Fox too

Another name has come out in recent days to succeed Roberto Martinez, who left for Portugal: that of Andrea Pirlo. The Italian, currently stationed in Turkey, in Karagümrük (10th in the championship), was quoted by the press. Just like another Frenchman, Hervé Renard, still in post in Saudi Arabia, but who applied to him, according to information from newblad.

The former Sochaux coach hinted as much a few weeks ago.

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