Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry, will serve as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, the Belgian federation has announced.

Henry left his role as Arsenal Under-18 boss in July after Arsene Wenger reportedly refused to sanction the former France international combining the role with his television commitments.

Henry told social media: “Honoured to be assistant coach for Belgium. Thanks to Roberto Martinez and the Royal Belgian FA. Very excited. Can’t wait.”

Martinez said: “Thierry is an important figure. He will bring something different. He agreed right away to join us.

“He is someone who knows how to develop a collective mentality, how to work together to win. He won the World Cup in 1998 and has the experience to achieve great things.”

The announcement was made as Martinez named his first senior squad since taking the Belgium job, replacing Marc Wilmots who was dismissed following the Euro 2016 quarter-final defeat by Wales.

The appointment gives Henry the chance to impart his vast knowledge to some of the Premier League’s most potent frontmen – Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi, Michy Batshuayi and Kevin De Bruyne.

Source: Sky Sports