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Thierry Henry appointed as Monaco manager

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Former Arsenal legend has been appointed as the new of FC.

He has been employed with the on a three-year contract replacing as the

Jardim was sacked earlier this week.

Following his appointment, Henry tweeted, "It is with great pride that I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position to become the of AS FC. I was fortunate to receive some very attractive offers over the last few months but will always be close to my heart. Having started my footballing career with this great club, it seems like fate that I will now begin my managerial career here too. I'm incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin. Can't wait."

The 41-year-old Frenchman made his professional debut with Monaco in 1994 and has played for Juventus, Gunners, Barcelona, before making a return almost after two decades.

The Gunners striker has also worked alongside former Everton boss in the set-up and helped the side to a third-place finish at in Russia, reported Goal.

Monaco won the French title last year, however, a mass of sales including Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar, Fabinho, and has drastically reduced the quality of the squad.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 18:45 IST