Thierry Henry to become Belgium assistant coach

Former Arsenal striker and Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry will serve as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, the Belgian federation has announced.

Henry will be part of the backroom staff alongside Graeme Jones, who was Martinez’s assistant at Swansea, Wigan and Everton.

Henry told social media: “Honoured to be assistant coach for Belgium. Thanks to Roberto Martinez and the Royal Belgian FA. Very excited. Can’t wait.”

Martinez said: “Thierry is an important figure. He will bring something different. He agreed right away to join us.”

The announcement was made as Martinez named his first senior squad since taking the Belgium job after Euro 2016.

Martinez was appointed at the start of August to succeed Marc Wilmots.

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