Henry is a French professional football coach and former player who is the current manager at Ligue 1 club Monaco. Henry made his professional debut with Monaco in 1994. Good form led to an international call-up in 1998, after which he signed for defending Serie A champions Juventus. Limited playing time at Juve where he was played out of position on the wing allowed him to sign for Premier League club Arsenal for £11 million a year later. It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class player, and he became one of the best players of his generation. Under long-time mentor and coach Arsène Wenger, Henry became a prolific striker and Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions. He won two FA Cups and two league titles at the club, including one unbeaten. In 2003 and 2004, Henry was the runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year. He was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice, and the FWA Footballer of the Year three times, and has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year five times. Henry spent his final two seasons with Arsenal as club captain, leading them to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final.
Now 41, Henry finally returned to France to teach in Monaco, but 20 years of foreign life apparently left him not immediately adapted to France before speaking English at his first press conference.
New Monaco manager Thierry Henry says former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger “unlocked a lot of stuff in my mind” and also cites Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as his “reference” in football.