BREAKING: Arsenal legend Henry lands big coaching job after Wenger’s rejection

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– Henry named as second assistant manager to Roberto Martínez for Belgium

– He will join Martinez alongside Graeme Jones

– Martinez expresses joy over the prospect of working with Henry

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been named as second assistant manager to Roberto Martínez for the Belgium national team, Sky Sports reports.

In a statement released on the nation’s official Twitter account, executive sports director Chris Van Puyvelde announced the arrival of the former Arsenal icon, who will now work with former Wigan and Everton boss Martinez.

"Thierry Henry named Belgium assistant coach"

Thierry Henry named Belgium assistant coach

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Martinez, was handed the Belgium national team coaching job after the nation’s crashed out in Quarter finals of the Euro 2016 competition, under former boss Marc Wilmots.

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Henry on his part, had been working as coach of Arsenal’s under-18 side before leaving last month after Arsene Wenger told him he could continue in the role unless he quit his work as a TV pundit.

It is also believed that Wenger was unhappy with comments Henry made on Sky last season where he was one of the most persistent critics of the manager and claiming he had never seen the Arsenal fans so unhappy.

Henry had been a popular figure among the Arsenal players with Theo Walcott saying that he had benefitted from his presence at the training ground.

However, the reason Wenger gave Henry that he cannot combine coaching the Under-18s with his Sky Sports work does not entirely stack up, given Vieira was not allowed a senior role at Arsenal under Wenger even though he did not have any other commitments.

Vieira accepted a youth development role at Manchester City in 2011 and worked his way up the ranks before being put in charge of New York City, who are owned by City, in November last year.

NAIJ.com also recalls that Arteta accepted a position in Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff despite offers from the Gunners.

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