The former French star of Arsenal and Barcelona would accompany the selection to the Euro. Henry has been without a club since February 25 of this year. He resigned as Montreal’s MLS coach because he missed his children so much in London.
Henry was Martinez’s deputy between 2016 and 2018. He was highly regarded within the squad and his advice was mostly gold for attackers like Lukaku. But Henry wanted to try the adventure as T1. He first failed in Monaco, where he was fired after three months. But he succeeded in Montreal, which he qualified for the playoffs in his first season. The day after Laurent Ciman was appointed as his T2, however, he threw in the towel. Because of the Covid crisis, he had not seen his children for months.
Henry was never really replaced as an assistant in the national team. The Scotsman Shaun Maloney joined the staff as T2, but mainly to replace Graeme Jones, who had left for West Bromwich. What a coincidence: Jones has just been named T2 of… Gareth Southgate, federal coach of England. After the Euro, Jones resumes his duties as T2 for Newcastle, his current club.
Perhaps the idea of the English prompted Roberto Martinez to reconnect with Henry. In any case, it is clear that everything is done to win the Euro. The upside to Henry is that he knows the majority of the current selection like the back of his hand, just like how Martinez works.