Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has backed Thierry Henry to become a success as a manager despite surviving only three months in charge of Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco. The legendary Arsenal forward, who scored 228 goals in 376 appearances under Wenger, took charge of Monaco in October 2018, succeeding Leonardo Jardim. 


Soon enough, Henry's lack of experience came to the fore, as the club succumbed to a string of disappointing results. Finally, the club made the call of bringing Jardim back, relieving Henry from his duties.



4 wins, 5 draws, and 11 defeats from 20 games in charge – it's safe to say that the Frenchman didn't do a well enough job at Monaco. Wenger, however, still has plenty of hope for his former player. 


"If you arrive in October and the team is in a bad position, you have three months. Because in January everybody starts to become nervous that things could go very badly, so you have less time," said Wenger, as quoted by ​Bleacher Reports


"That’s what’s happened to Thierry but how he bounces back will be very important. I believe he has the quality and he has the desire to make a career and the career is judged on a longer period."


 "I started my job at 33, I had a lot of promising people around me, many disappeared and some survived. You need luck and we need to work hard but it's always very difficult to predict a career of a manager."



"We depend a lot on the quality of the players, the quality of the club and the quality of the confidence we get," he concluded.