Join us for a comprehensive overview of Thierry Henry’s career in the dugout, from assistant manager gigs to leading clubs and national teams worldwide.
Thierry Henry, the legendary French footballer, has taken on a new challenge. He has become the manager of the France U-21 national team.
This appointment has sparked curiosity among football enthusiasts and fans worldwide. It’s Henry’s first coaching role since December 2022, and his first as a manager in over two years.
Can Henry’s impressive track record as a player and his coaching experience translate to success for France’s rising stars? Let’s dive into the data to analyze his coaching journey thus far.
Coaching History and Stats
Before taking the reins of the France U-21 team, Henry gained coaching experience in various roles and at different levels. Here’s a breakdown of his coaching history:
Belgium (Assistant Manager): 2021-2022
- Appointed: May 30, 2021
- Departure: December 31, 2022
- Days in the role: 523 days
- Matches: 26 games
Montreal Impact (Manager): 2019-2021
- Appointed: November 14, 2019
- Departure: February 25, 2021
- Days in the role: 469 days
- Matches: 29
- Win-Draw-Loss: 9-4-16
AS Monaco (Manager): 2018-2019
- Appointed: October 13, 2018
- Departure: January 24, 2019
- Days in the role: 103 days
- Matches: 20
- Win-Draw-Loss: 5-4-11
Belgium (Assistant Manager): 2016-2018
- Appointed: August 26, 2016
- Departure: October 12, 2018
- Days in the role: 777 days
- Matches: 30 games
Arsenal FC Youth (Manager): 2015-2016
- Appointed: January 31, 2015
- Departure: August 25, 2016
- Days in the role: 572 days
Analyzing the Data
Thierry Henry has taken on diverse coaching roles and challenges as a coach. His managerial career was been short so far, but adventurous. He has been in various roles in both an international and club set-up.
The 46-year-old was an assistant manager for the Belgium national team. He also had managerial stints at Montreal Impact and AS Monaco, as well as a youth coaching role at Arsenal FC.
Henry’s tenure as the head coach of Montreal Impact showed the most promise. Despite a challenging win-loss record, the MLS team still averaged 1.31 goals per match and 1.07 points per match under the Frenchman.
Elsewhere, Henry’s worst stint as a coach was with AS Monaco. His time in charge of the Ligue 1 club was brief and very difficult. Yet, it’s important to note that he took over a struggling team mid-season.
The success of Henry’s tenure as the manager of the France U-21 team will come down to various factors. The most obvious ones will be his ability to develop young talent, his coaching philosophy, and his adaptability.
On September 7, Henry will face his first test in a friendly for his debut when France face Denmark.
The second-highest all-time French national team scorer will then prepare his under-21 side for a 2025 European Championship qualifier against Slovenia four days later.
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