Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Thierry Henry joins Belgium coaching staff as assistant to Roberto Martínez

Henry will be part of the backroom staff alongside Graeme Jones, who was Martínez’s assistant at Swansea, Wigan and Everton. The announcement was made as Martinez named his first squad since taking the Belgium job after Euro 2016.
“Thierry brings something completely different. He’s someone who has been in the situation of having to develop a mentality in a team of chasing the dream of winning something special for his country,” Martínez said. “He is very much an important figure in our staff and we hope he will pass on his experience to the players.“I’m very pleased with the effort of the federation to put in a support staff as impressive as it is. But always remember that the star is the talent ofthe players.“The attacking quality we have in our group is very rich. Thierry Henry’s experience of being able to go throughthat situation that we have as a team is going to be very important. Then when you go into the basics of simple attacking drills, as a player you can get a lot from him. That’s going to be a big role from Thierry’s point of view.””The fitness coach Richard Evans, who like Jones followed Martínez from Swansea to Everton via Wigan, will take up a similar role with Belgium.
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