Henry returns to Belgium’s coaching staff at Euro 2020


Former France international Thierry Henry returns to work as part of the Belgium national team coaching staff during the European Football Championship (Euro 2020).

Henry worked as a second assistant to Spanish coach Roberto Martinez at the last World Cup in Russia in 2018, which saw the Belgian team qualify for the semi-finals.

Henry, Arsenal’s all-time top scorer, took over the technical management of the French club Monaco in October 2018.

The British news agency (BA Media) quoted a tweet from the Belgium national football team on his account on the micro-blogging site (Twitter), writing, “Unfinished work. Welcome back Thierry Henry to the Euro 2020 team.”

Henry recently worked as a technical director for the Montreal Impact team, which competes in the American Professional League, before leaving his position last February.

Henry, 43, who also played with Barcelona and Monaco, was scheduled to be part of the BBC’s team of experts during the tournament, which takes place from June 11 to July 11 this year, but the station announced He is no longer participating in the analysis of the matches of the continental competition.

“It is with great sadness that I can no longer be with all my friends and the wonderful team at BBC during this summer’s European Championships,” Henry said in a statement to the BBC.

“When he asked me to rejoin the Belgium national team, it was an opportunity that was impossible to refuse,” Henry added.

“I am very grateful for the understanding shown by (BBC) in allowing me to seize this opportunity.”

Belgium, which is among the favorites to win the title, will play in Group B in the group stage of Euro 2020, along with Denmark, Finland and Russia.

Belgium will begin its campaign in the tournament against Russia on June 12.


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