Henry Appointed Coach of the French Olympic Soccer Team… To Mbappe and Paris?
France’s ‘legend’ Thierry Henry takes the helm of the Paris 2024 Olympic soccer team.
The French Football Association said on its website on the 22nd (Korean time),
“Opened an executive committee and appointed Henry as the coach of the national team by age group.
The contract period is until 2025,” he said.
“Henri will lead (the national team) in the 2025 European Football Federation (UEFA)
Under-21 (U-21) European Football Championship qualifiers and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
Those are the two main goals of our association.” 먹튀검증
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) also reported this news on its website and said,
“Henri may be able to coach another legend, Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain),
who has publicly expressed his intention to participate in the Paris Olympics.”
Public broadcaster France 24 also predicts that “Henri can build a team centered on Mbappe,”
and local media are paying attention to the possibility of former and current French strikers joining together.
Mbappe did not compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021.
This is because the time of the European Football Championship and the Olympics overlapped as the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) was prevalent.
Accordingly, Mbappe has expressed his will to participate in the Paris Olympics scheduled for next year several times in interviews with local broadcasters.
Mbappe’s ‘senior striker’ Henry made his name as the world’s best striker,
scoring 175 goals in the English Premier League in Arsenal alone for 8 seasons before signing with Barcelona (Spain) in 2007 during his active career.
In the 2002-2003 season, he also achieved the only ’20 points-20 assists in a single season’ in league history with 24 goals and 20 assists.
In the 2003-2004 season, when Arsenal won the championship undefeated,
he scored 30 league goals and became the top scorer in European football,
and was also selected as the PFA Player of the Year.
After taking off his football boots in 2014, Henry recently continued his leadership career,
including with neighboring Belgium’s national team.
In 2015, after coaching the Arsenal youth team,
he was appointed as the head coach of Belgium in 2016,
and took leadership lessons under coach Roberto Martinez.
During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he helped Belgium rise to third place,
at this time he was recognized for his career and moved to AS Monaco (France) coach.
offered the position of head coach and accompanied him to the World Cup in Qatar last year.
As Belgium was eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup and coach Martinez,
who had been assisting him, moved to the Portuguese national team,
Henry was living a savage life again, appearing as a commentator on CBS in the United States.