Thierry Henry, the former France forward was named coach of the national under-21 team on Monday.
The French Football Federation gave Thierry Henry a two-year contract. He will also coach the France Under-23 team in the 2024 Paris Olympics, which he calls a “major objective.”
Henry’s debut match as manager will be a friendly against Denmark at home on September 7, followed by a first qualifying match for the 2025 European Championship against Slovenia four days later.
After Domenico Tedesco succeeded Roberto Martnez as head coach in February, the 46-year-old Henry was fired. He had previously served twice as Belgium’s assistant coach, notably during last year’s World Cup.
Between those two stints, Henry coached Monaco and Montreal of Major League Soccer.
Henry, a World Cup champion with France in 1998, spent the majority of his playing career at Arsenal and is the English team’s all-time leading scorer. Before retiring in 2014, he also played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, and the New York Red Bulls.