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Henry Back In Business

Former Impact coach re-joins Belgium’s coaching staff for Euro 2020...

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Former Montreal Impact head coach is back in international football with the Belgian national team....
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Thierry Henry is back in business!

The former Arsenal legend, French World Cup winner and Montreal Impact boss will return to Belgium’s coaching staff for Euro 2020, as one of Roberto Martinez’s assistants.

Formerly Henry served as second assistant to Martines during the Belgium’s run to the semi-finals of the last World Cup in Russia.

He was then promoted to Martinez’s #2 before deciding to leave the Belgium set-up for his first head-coaching role at Monaco.

The Belgian National Team’s official account tweeted, “Unfinished business. We welcome Thierry Henry in the staff for #EURO2020!”

It’s a little better news for the Belgians after they saw key player Kevin De Bruyne stone-walled out of yesterday’s Champions League final after a reckless shoulder-block by Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger after which the Chelsea man saw yellow.

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Kevin De Bruyne (left) was left pole-axed bt Antonio Rudiger’s shoulder-block.
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De Bruyne is now doubtful for the Euro finals having sustained multiple facial fractures in the area of his left-eye socket.

Belgian head-coach Martinez wasn’t happy, calling the challenge “excessive force and reckless, and should have resulted in a straight red card.”

Among the favourites to land the European title, Belgium are drawn in a group with Russia, Denmark and Lassi Lappalainen’s Finland and open their campaign in just under two weeks against the Russians in St-Petersburg on June 12.