Henry would succeed today as a manager of a big club, says ex-Monegasque Henrichs

The Arsenal legend is currently assistant coach of the Belgian national team after an unsuccessful spell in Ligue 1

Former Monaco full-back Benjamin Henrichs has revealed he was “shocked” to learn of Thierry Henry’s sacking as the club’s manager in January 2019 and said he learned the news via social media.

Henrichs, who is currently plying his trade with RB Leipzig, hailed his former boss and considered him a successful manager in the future.

Henry did not succeed at the same level as Monaco afterwards, and is currently assistant coach of the Belgian national team.

What did Henrichs say about Henry?

The Germany international, speaking exclusively to Objective and SPOXsaid: “I actually found out via 433’s Instagram channel that Henry was fired. I was a bit shocked.

“I then contacted [Youri] Tielemans who knew Henry well from the Belgian national team. He said it was true and that [Leonardo] Jardim would probably come back. At first I couldn’t believe it – and the next day Jardim was back.

“It was very surprising. In Germany such a comeback action would probably not have been feasible, but in France it was possible.”

Praising the managerial qualities of the French legend and evoking his training methods, the 25yearold saidHe was a very good coach. If he took over a real top team today, it would work.

“You could tell he had so much knowledge on the subject. It was really impressive. His training was very demanding. He is simply Thierry Henry, a true legend.”

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