‘He was always yelling and screaming’ – Golovin remarks on Thierry Henry’s tenure

AS Monaco midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has indicated that Thierry Henry was nervous during his managerial stint at the club and would raise his voice when things were not going perfectly in training. The Frenchman was appointed as the club’s manager shortly after Leonardo Jardim’s sacking in October, but he would only last for three months before the latter was reappointed at the helm.

In an interview covered by FourFourTwo, Golovin suggested that the former Arsenal man failed to kill the player role within him and this did not suit the managerial style with the players, he said: “Maybe Henry didn’t kill the role of the player inside of him. When things weren’t working out during practice he would get nervous and yell a lot. Maybe it was unnecessary. He was a very strong player and the only players near his level at Monaco are maybe [Radamel] Falcao and [Cesc] Fabregas. He would try to go out onto the field and show us how to practice and yell.”

Henry’s appointment at Monaco came as a surprise, given he had no managerial experience before taking up the job. As such, things were always expected to be difficult for the former World Cup winner and he managed just two league wins for Monaco over the space of three months before the board decided to release him from the job.

Since his departure, Jardim has managed to somewhat transform the team’s fortunes and the club are currently four points ahead of the drop zone. The threat of relegation continues to loom on the head of the Principality outfit but based on recent performances, it appears that the team have enough in them to beat the drop. Monaco face a tough-looking trip to Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend where the latter will be aiming for the win to celebrate a second successive league title.