LONDON: Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from the game and confirmed he will join UK broadcaster Sky Sports as a pundit and ambassador next year.
The decorated Frenchman won over 35 major trophies in a stellar playing career that saw him lift the Fifa World Cup in 1998, the European Championship in 2000, the Uefa Champions League in 2009, and domestic league titles in France, England and Spain.
The former Arsenal, Monaco and Barcelona striker also won numerous personal accolades, including the French Player of the Year award five times, the European Golden boot twice, and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year on three occasions.
Having decided to hang up his boots after four seasons at the New York Red Bulls, Henry will now team up with the fellow former players including Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp to provide punditry for Sky Sports’ soccer coverage.
“I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin with Sky Sports,” Henry, 37, said. “I played for some of the best teams in football and now I’m joining what I think is the best team in television.”
Sky Sports’ managing director Barney Francis added: “The best team just got better. The addition of Thierry Henry to our team of experts will help take Sky Sports’ football coverage to the next level.”
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