EURO 2020: Thierry Henry joins Belgium support staff

Thierry Henry joins Belgium to take care of unfinished business for the European Championships this season.

Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has decided to re-join Belgium coaching staff for the upcoming European Championships this summer. Henry was part of the Belgium coaching setup from 2016-2018, up until the World Cup in Russia.

Henry was due to work as a TV pundit for the tournament but has decided to swap media duties for a return to the Red Devils’ dugout. Thierry Henry previously managed AS Monaco after the World Cup and went onto manage Major League Soccer club Montreal.

Thierry Henry leaves his BBC punditry to join Belgium

Eden Hazard and Thierry Henry
Eden Hazard and Thierry Henry

Belgium, the world’s top-ranked team, announced on Sunday, saying Henry and the national team had “unfinished business.”

Henry’s return was confirmed with a brief statement on Twitter, which read: “Unfinished business. We welcome back Thierry Henry in the staff for Euro 2020.” Belgium are one of the favourites to win Euro 2020 this season and go into the competition as FIFA’s top ranked team.

The Frenchman said in a BBC statement: “It is with much sadness that I can no longer be with all my friends and the wonderful team at the BBC during the European Championships this summer.

“When I was asked to rejoin the Belgium National team staff, it was an opportunity that was impossible to turn down. I’m deeply thankful for the understanding that the BBC have shown in allowing me to take this opportunity.”

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