Thierry Henry returns to Belgium’s coaching staff for Euro 2020 under the leadership of Roberto Martinez, the Arsenal icon abandoning the BBC expert team for the tournament
Former French international Thierry Henry will join the Belgian staff for his Euro 2020 campaign.
Henry was manager Roberto Martinez’s second assistant in Belgium’s run to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.
Arsenal’s all-time top scorer, was then promoted to Martinez’s number two before becoming Monaco’s coach in October of the same year.
Thierry Henry (right) is back in the Belgian coaching team for the next Euro 2020
Henry previously worked for the country in their 2018 World Cup semi-finals race
The Belgian national team tweeted: “Unfinished business. We welcome Thierry Henry to the staff for # EURO2020! ‘
Henry recently held the position of director of the Montreal Impact MLS team before stepping down in February.
The 43-year-old, who has also played for Barcelona and Monaco, was due to be part of the BBC’s expert squad for this summer’s tournament – but the broadcaster said he would no longer be involved.
Arsenal icon Henry will work again under former Everton boss Roberto Martinez (r)
Henry (fifth from right) was first appointed BBC expert for the European Championships
“It is with great sadness that I can no longer be with all my friends and the wonderful BBC team at the European Championships this summer,” Henry said in a BBC statement.
“When I was asked to join the staff of the Belgian national team, it was an opportunity that was impossible to refuse.
“I am deeply grateful for the understanding the BBC has shown in allowing me to seize this opportunity. “
Belgium, who are considered one of the favorites to win the tournament, have been paired with Russia, Finland and Denmark in Group B, and will open their campaign against Russia on June 12.