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16th Jul 2018

Thierry Henry just announced he’s leaving Sky Sports

Robert Redmond

Thierry Henry has left Sky Sports.

Henry joined the broadcasters as a pundit in 2015 after retiring following a stint playing with New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. The former Arsenal, Barcelona and France striker announced on Monday that he is stepping away from his role ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Henry has been working as a coach for the Belgium national team under Roberto Martinez. He was part of the set-up as Belgium finished third in the World Cup. According to Sky Sports, the 40-year-old is leaving his punditry role in order to concentrate on his coaching career.

“Over the last four years, I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football,” Henry said on social media on Monday afternoon.

“These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long-term ambition to become a football manager. It is with sadness, therefore, that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey to achieving that goal.

“I would like to thank everyone at Sky for making me feel so welcome and at ease throughout my time with them and I wish them all the best for the future. Great memories.”