Renowned for being an “encyclopedia” of football, Thierry Henry has never wished to go too far from the field. Two years after the end of his career, he decided to take the classes to become a coach. It is with the Welsh Federation that he choose to be trained. Along with his training, he is invited by his former club Arsenal to participate in training sessions in contact with U16 and U18 youth teams.
On March 10, 2016, Thierry Henry took the first step by earning the UEFA Pro A license. That allowed him to manage teams up to the U18 category, professional club reserves and second division teams.
With Tielemans and Chadli in Belgium
This license also giva him the opportunity to practice as an assistant. In August 2016, the Belgian national team uses his services as assistant of Roberto Martínez. For more than two years, the former French international coaches with Belgium. In January 2018, UEFA gives him the green light to train at the highest level and gives him the Pro license.
In the company of Yuri Tielemans and Nacer Chadli, Thierry Henry participates fully in the beautiful journey of the Red Devils at the last World Cup. A little more than a month after his third place in the World Cup, he is named first assistant Roberto Martinez.
In addition to this experience, he has a solid foundation in his experience as a player. Having played for the biggest European clubs, he was able to learn alongside Arsène Wenger already at AS Monaco at the beginning of his career but also at Arsenal. He has been enriched by other coaches he met at Juventus, like Carlo Ancelotti or Pep Guardiola in Barcelona.