Belgium boss Roberto Martinez names Thierry Henry as an assistant coachby Jack Kitson / 26 August 2016, 11:44Tweet
In a surprise appointment Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has named Thierry Henry as an assistant coach.
Martinez returned to the dugout earlier in August having previously lost his job with Everton back in May.
The Spaniard, who replaced former Red Devils manager Marc Wilmots, has been tasked with leading the country's Golden Generation to glory following back-to-back quarter-final exits at the 2014 World Cup then Euro 2016.
Martinez has an array of stars at his disposal, and now with Henry by his side - along with No.1 assistant Graeme Jones - he has reason to be confident ahead of next months opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
During his playing career Henry scored a plethora of goals for the likes of Arsenal, Barcelona and France, winning a multitude of honours along the way, including the World Cup and European Championship double.
Henry had been working as a TV pundit for BBC and Sky Sports - and will continue with the latter - but will now test himself in the international arena as a second assistant, and his winning mentality will no doubt come in handy to the underachieving Belgium national team.