Thierry Henry Takes on Role of New France Under-21 Coach
Renowned former French striker, Thierry Henry, has been appointed as the coach of France’s under-21 national team, signing a two-year contract.
The iconic Arsenal legend, who played a pivotal role in France’s victory at the 1998 World Cup hosted on home soil, steps into the position vacated by Sylvain Ripoli.
With a rich coaching background, including two assistant coach stints with Belgium and managerial roles at Monaco and Montreal Impact, Henry, aged 46, assumes this new responsibility.
In a notable aspiration outlined by the French Football Federation (FFF), Henry will spearhead the France Under-23 squad during the 2024 Paris Olympics, a significant endeavor.
Furthermore, Henry’s leadership will guide the under-21 team in their quest to secure qualification for the 2025 European Championship.
Joining Henry’s coaching staff is Gerald Baticle, the former Auxerre U19 and Angers coach, aged 53, who will serve as an assistant.”