France and Arsenal football legend, Thierry Henry has officially been unveiled as the new coach of French club, Monaco.
The 41-year-old was unveiled as the new manager of the club at a press conference which took place this afternoon.
Speaking at his first press conference since being appointed by the struggling Ligue 1 club, Henry who won seven trophies at Barcelona under Pep Guardiola, said: ‘Pep for me is the reference. We learnt how to play the game when I went to Barcelona under him.
‘The invention he had in the game; he’s well ahead of the game, I saw it closely.
‘You learn from people; they inspire you. But you also need to put your own little mix in it.
‘Talking about the managers that I had; I learnt with a lot of them, every single one of them. Whether they challenged me, whether sometimes they were doing the wrong stuff; that’s when you learn the most – when things are not going well.
‘But if I talked about Arsene, Arsene unlocked a lot of stuff in my mind, made me understand what it was to be a professional, what it was to perform. I will never forget that. You know the relationship I had with him so I will always carry some of the stuff that he was doing.
‘A lot of people (also) inspired me in France.’
The former Arsenal star who began his playing career in the principality and won Ligue 1 with the club back in 1997, added: For me, a coach is supposed to make people better.’
‘First, the player. Second, the player. Third, the player. That’s the most important thing, enjoy the game. Improving players for me is a success.’