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Eden Hazard backs Thierry Henry to step into club management

Belgium superstar Eden Hazard has said that Thierry Henry has the credentials to become a top manager in the future. The Arsenal legend has recently been tipped to step into management after holding talks with former club AS Monaco regarding the vacancy available following the recent dismissal of Leonardo Jardim.

Speaking in a press conference, Hazard said that Henry has done fantastically well during his job as the Belgian assistant but feels the right time has come for him to become a manager, he quipped: “He was a fantastic player. As a manager, he doesn't have a lot of experience, but he will learn. If we think of ourselves, we want him to stay. He contributes a lot to us. It's perhaps the right time for him to become a coach. With his experience as a player and the bit of experience he has as an assistant, he has everything he needs to do it. He knows football and will have the respect of his players.”

Meanwhile, “Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez also admitted some uncertainty regarding the current position“ of Henry but stressed the Frenchman should be on the dugout when the Red Devils face off against Switzerland in their second game of the new Nations League. Henry initially talked up the ambition of stepping into “management during the summer“ after he decided to resign from the punditry role with Sky Sports.

He was thereafter linked with a potential move to the Championship with Aston Villa but the move failed to materialise after the new owners decided to stick Steve Bruce. However, the west Midlands outfit are now being associated with the Frenchman once more now that Bruce has been axed but it appears that Henry could snub their advances this time around with AS Monaco on the radar.